September 29: Day of the Week
September 29, 2019 was the 272nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 93 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.
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 29 Historical Event(s)
- 480 BCBattle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
- 1650Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters in Threadneedle Street, London.
- 1848Battle of Pákozd: stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces at Pákozd; the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
- 1918World War I, Battle of St. Quentin Canal: The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces. Bulgaria signs an armistice.
- 1972Sino-Japanese relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
- 1988Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
- 1990The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
- 1995The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the “Jolly Rogers”.
- 2006Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 collides in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 total people, and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis.
- 2008Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.
Who were born on September 29?
- 1758Horatio Nelson, British admiral (d. 1805)
- 1907Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
- 1913Stanley Kramer, American film director (d. 2001)
- 1930Colin Dexter, British author of Inspector Morse novels
- 1935Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
- 1957Chris Broad, English cricketer and match referee
- 1968Patrick Burns, American television presenter
- 1970Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1973Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
- 1974Brian Ash, American filmmaker
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