September 8: Day of the Week
September 8, 2021 is the 251st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo 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 8 Historical Event(s)
- 1331Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
- 1551The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
- 1727A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
- 1793French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
- 192116-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
- 1962Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
- 1965Pakistan Navy raids Indian coasts without any resistance in Operation Dwarka, Pakistan celebrates Victory Day annually.
- 1966The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
- 1971In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
- 1988Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
Who were born on September 8?
- 1742Ozias Humphrey, English artist (d. 1810)
- 1894Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and critic (d. 1947)
- 1900Claude Pepper, American politician (d. 1989)
- 1921Harry Secombe, Welsh entertainer (d. 2001)
- 1924Grace Metalious, American novelist (d. 1964)
- 1933Michael Frayn, British playwright
- 1954Anne Diamond, English television presenter
- 1972Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor
- 1975Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player
- 1989Avicii (also known as Tim Berg), Swedish DJ and Producer
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