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Sunday September 26, 2021

September 26: Day of the Week

September 26, 2021 was the 269th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 96 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

September 2021

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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September 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1810
    A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
  • 1950
    Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1954
    Japanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.
  • 1959
    Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
  • 1973
    Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
  • 1983
    Australia II wins the America’s Cup, ending the longest winning streak in sporting history.
  • 1983
    Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
  • 1997
    An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

Who were born on September 26?

  • 1406
    Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
  • 1869
    Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1877
    Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)
  • 1914
    Achille Compagnoni, Italian mountaineer (d. 2009)
  • 1954
    Craig Chaquico, American guitarist
  • 1958
    Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • 1963
    Lysette Anthony, English actress
  • 1968
    James Caviezel, American actor
  • 1969
    Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer
  • 1983
    Samantha Hammel, American record producer and actress

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