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Tuesday September 8, 2020

September 8: Day of the Week

September 8, 2020 was the 252nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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

September 2020

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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)

  • 1331
    Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
  • 1380
    Battle of Kulikovo – Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
  • 1504
    Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass – on the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
  • 1921
    16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1943
    World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 1960
    In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
  • 1966
    The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
  • 1971
    In 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.

Who were born on September 8?

  • 1209
    King Sancho II of Portugal (d. 1248)
  • 1857
    Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1918
    Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1943
    Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • 1951
    Tim (d. 1996) and Tom Gullikson, American tennis player brothers
  • 1954
    Mark Lindsay Chapman, English film and television actor
  • 1972
    Markus Babbel, German footballer
  • 1973
    Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1977
    Nate Corddry, American actor
  • 1987
    Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper

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