September 23 Holidays, Events & Observances

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September 23 holidays, events, remembrance around the world. These are September 23 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; September 23 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on September 23..

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in September, international holidays in September 23, national days in September 23. Some major September 23 national day and International holidays list in September calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Therefore, there’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering. from our comprehensive list of September 23 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in September 23, notable events, national days in September 23, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on September 23 annually.

Here we go:

Month of September

September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the third of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the fourth of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days. September in the Northern Hemisphere and March in the Southern Hemisphere are seasonal equivalent.

September (from Latin septem, “seven”) was originally the seventh of ten months in the oldest known Roman calendar, the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 451 BC. After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.

Holidays in September

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in September are: Baby Safety Month, Chicken Month, Better Breakfast Month, Classical Music Month, Fall Hat Month, Happy Cat Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Honey Month, International Square Dancing Month, Little League Month, Bring Your Manners to Work Day, National Macadamia Nut Day, National Wildlife Day, Newspaper Carrier Day, etc See All Holidays in September here

Major September 23 Holidays / National Day

September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 99 days remain until the end of the year. It is sometimes the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, but is usually on September 22.

Pre-1600

  • 38 – Drusilla, Caligula’s sister who died in June, with whom the emperor is said to have an incestuous relationship, is deified.
  • 1122 – Pope Callixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V agree to the Concordat of Worms to put an end to the Investiture Controversy.
  • 1338 – The Battle of Arnemuiden, in which a French force defeats the English, is the first naval battle of the Hundred Years’ War and the first naval battle in which gunpowder artillery is used.
  • 1409 – The Battle of Kherlen is the second significant victory over Ming dynasty China by the Mongols since 1368.
  • 1459 – The Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is won by the Yorkists.
  • 1561 – King Philip II of Spain issues cedula, ordering halt to colonizing efforts in Florida.

1601-1900

  • 1641 – The Merchant Royal, carrying a treasure of over 100,000 pounds of gold (worth over £1 billion today), is lost at sea off Land’s End.
  • 1642 – The first commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
  • 1779 – American Revolution: John Paul Jones, naval commander of the United States, on board the USS Bonhomme Richard, wins the Battle of Flamborough Head.
  • 1780 – American Revolution: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold’s change of sides.
  • 1803 – Second Anglo-Maratha War: The Battle of Assaye is fought between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.
  • 1806 – Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
  • 1821 – Tripolitsa, Greece, is captured by Greek rebels during the Greek War of Independence.
  • 1845 – The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.
  • 1846 – Astronomers Urbain Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate on the discovery of Neptune.
  • 1868 – Grito de Lares (“Lares Revolt”) occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
  • 1884 – On the night of 23 to 24 September steamship Arctique runs aground near Cape Virgenes leading to the discovery of nearby placer gold and beginning the Tierra del Fuego gold rush.
  • 1889 – Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
  • 1899 – The American Asiatic Squadron destroys a Filipino battery at the Battle of Olongapo.

1901-present

  • 1905 – Norway and Sweden sign the “Karlstad treaty”, peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
  • 1911 – Pilot Earle Ovington makes the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department
  • 1913 – Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Merranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia).
  • 1932 – The unification of Saudi Arabia is completed.
  • 1938 – The Czechoslovak army is mobilized in response to the Munich Agreement.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins: U.S. Marines attack Japanese units along the Matanikau River.
  • 1943 – World War II: The Nazi puppet state known as the Italian Social Republic is founded.
  • 1950 – Korean War: The Battle of Hill 282 is the first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II.
  • 1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.
  • 1973 – Argentine general election: Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
  • 1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
  • 1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is destroyed by a bomb, killing all 117 people on board.
  • 1986 – Houston Astros’ Jim Deshaies sets a record, striking out the first eight batters he faces against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • 2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released.
  • 2004 – Over 3,000 people die in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne produces massive flooding and mudslides.
  • 2008 – Matti Saari kills ten people at a school in Finland before committing suicide.
  • 2019 – The British travel company, Thomas Cook Group, declares bankruptcy, leaving employees without jobs and 600,000 customers stranded abroad. Hotels throughout the world are stuck with £338 million (U.S. $415 million) in unpaid bills.

Pre-1600

  • 63 BC – Augustus, Roman emperor (d. 14 AD)
  • 1158 – Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1186)
  • 1215 – Kublai Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1294)
  • 1495 – Bagrat III of Imereti, King of Imereti (d. 1565)
  • 1597 – Francesco Barberini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1679)
  • 1598 – Eleonore Gonzaga, Italian wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)

1601-1900

  • 1642 – Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678)
  • 1647 – Joseph Dudley, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1720)
  • 1650 – Jeremy Collier, English bishop and theologian (d. 1726)
  • 1713 – Ferdinand VI of Spain (d. 1759)
  • 1740 – Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813)
  • 1756 – John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (d. 1836)
  • 1771 – Emperor Kōkaku of Japan (d. 1840)
  • 1778 – Mariano Moreno, Argentinian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1811)
  • 1781 – Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860)
  • 1791 – Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer and academic (d. 1865)
  • 1791 – Theodor Körner, German soldier and author (d. 1813)
  • 1800 – William Holmes McGuffey, American author and academic (d. 1873)
  • 1819 – Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist and academic (d. 1896)
  • 1823 – John Colton, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of South Australia (d. 1902)
  • 1838 – Victoria Woodhull, American journalist and activist (d. 1927)
  • 1851 – Ellen Hayes, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1930)
  • 1852 – James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (d. 1917)
  • 1852 – William Stewart Halsted, American physician and surgeon (d. 1922)
  • 1853 – Princess Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1923)
  • 1861 – Robert Bosch, German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH (d. 1942)
  • 1863 – Mary Church Terrell, American author and activist (d. 1954)
  • 1865 – Pekka Halonen, Finnish painter (d. 1933)
  • 1865 – Emma Orczy, Hungarian-English author and playwright (d. 1947)
  • 1865 – Suzanne Valadon, French model and painter (d. 1938)
  • 1867 – John Lomax, American teacher, musicologist, and folklorist (d. 1948)
  • 1876 – Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 1968)
  • 1880 – John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish biologist, physician, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1889 – Walter Lippmann, American journalist and publisher, co-founded The New Republic (d. 1974)
  • 1890 – Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)
  • 1895 – Miron Merzhanov, Russian architect and engineer (d. 1975)
  • 1895 – Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1897 – Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (d. 1994)
  • 1897 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1984)
  • 1898 – Les Haylen, Australian journalist and politician (d. 1977)
  • 1899 – Tom C. Clark, American lawyer and judge, 59th Attorney General of the United States (d. 1977)
  • 1899 – Louise Nevelson, American sculptor (d. 1988)
  • 1900 – Bill Stone, English soldier (d. 2009)
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1901-1950

  • 1901 – Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1902 – Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1903 – Cec Fifield, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1904 – Arthur Folwell, English-Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator (d. 1966)
  • 1906 – Charles Ritchie, Canadian diplomat, High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1907 – Tiny Bradshaw, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1958)
  • 1907 – Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza (d. 1976)
  • 1908 – Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Indian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1974)
  • 1909 – Lorenc Antoni, Kosovo-Albanian composer and conductor (d. 1991)
  • 1910 – Jakob Streit, Swiss anthroposophist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1911 – Frank Moss, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1912 – Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani linguist, author, and critic (d. 2005)
  • 1912 – Tony Smith, American sculptor and educator (d. 1980)
  • 1913 – Carl-Henning Pedersen, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2007)
  • 1915 – Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Clifford Shull, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
  • 1916 – Aldo Moro, Italian academic and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1978)
  • 1917 – Santo, Mexican Luchador enmascarado, film actor, and folk icon (d. 1984)
  • 1917 – Asima Chatterjee, Indian chemist (d. 2006)
  • 1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egyptian journalist (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Vello Helk, Estonian-Danish historian and author (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist and publisher (d. 1978)
  • 1925 – Denis C. Twitchett, English historian and scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – André Cassagnes, French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – John Coltrane, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1928 – Frank Foster, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1928 – Roger Grimsby, American journalist and actor (d. 1995)
  • 1930 – Sehba Akhtar, Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1930 – Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (d. 1987)
  • 1930 – Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2004)
  • 1931 – Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (d. 2007)
  • 1931 – Stan Lynde, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Gerald Merrithew, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1932 – Georg Keßler, German footballer and manager
  • 1933 – Lloyd J. Old, American immunologist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Per Olov Enquist, Swedish journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2020)
  • 1935 – Prem Chopra, Pakistani-Indian actor
  • 1935 – Les McCann, American soul-jazz singer and pianist
  • 1935 – Ron Tindall, English-Australian footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – George Eastham, English footballer
  • 1936 – Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (d. 2006)
  • 1936 – Sylvain Saudan, Swiss skier
  • 1936 – Tareq Suheimat, Jordanian physician, general, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1937 – Jacques Poulin, Canadian author and translator
  • 1938 – Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress (d. 1982)
  • 1939 – Henry Blofeld, English cricketer and journalist
  • 1939 – Roy Buchanan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)
  • 1939 – Joan Hanham, Baroness Hanham, English politician
  • 1939 – Sonny Vaccaro, American businessman
  • 1940 – Michel Temer, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 25th Vice President of Brazil
  • 1940 – Dick Thornett, Australian rugby player and water polo player (d. 2011)
  • 1941 – George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (d. 1971)
  • 1941 – Simon Nolet, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1941 – Norma Winstone, English singer-songwriter
  • 1942 – Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican-American businesswoman and politician, 12th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
  • 1942 – Colin Low, Baron Low of Dalston, Scottish scholar and politician
  • 1942 – David Renneberg, Australian cricketer
  • 1943 – Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Marty Schottenheimer, American football player and coach (d. 2021)
  • 1944 – Eric Bogle, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Richard Lambert, English journalist and academic
  • 1945 – Ron Bushy, American drummer
  • 1945 – Igor Ivanov, Russian politician and diplomat, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1945 – Alan Old, English rugby player
  • 1946 – Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • 1946 – Bernard Maris, French economist and journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1946 – Genista McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh, English politician
  • 1946 – Davorin Popović, Bosnian singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1946 – Anne Wheeler, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Christian Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1947 – Mary Kay Place, American actress
  • 1947 – Neal Smith, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1948 – Dan Toler, American guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1949 – Floella Benjamin, Trinidadian-English actress, academic, and politician
  • 1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Kostas Tournas, Greek singer-songwriter
  • 1950 – George Garzone, American saxophonist and educator
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1951-present

  • 1951 – Steven Springer, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1952 – Mark Bego, American author
  • 1952 – Anshuman Gaekwad, Indian cricketer
  • 1952 – Dennis Lamp, American baseball player
  • 1952 – Jim Morrison, American baseball player and manager
  • 1953 – Nicholas Witchell, English journalist
  • 1954 – Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1954 – Cherie Blair, English lawyer and academic
  • 1956 – Peter David, American author, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Tom Hogan, Australian cricketer
  • 1956 – Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer (d. 2020)
  • 1957 – Rosalind Chao, American actress
  • 1958 – Danielle Dax, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1958 – Khaled El Sheikh, Bahraini singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Tony Fossas, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
  • 1958 – Marvin Lewis, American football player and coach
  • 1958 – Larry Mize, American golfer
  • 1959 – Jason Alexander, American actor, singer, and voice artist
  • 1959 – Frank Cottrell-Boyce, English author and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Hans Nijman, Dutch mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2014)
  • 1959 – Chris O’Sullivan, Australian rugby league player
  • 1959 – Martin Page, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1959 – Elizabeth Peña, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1959 – Karen Pierce, English diplomat
  • 1960 – Kurt Beyer, American wrestler
  • 1960 – Luis Moya, Spanish race car driver
  • 1961 – Chi McBride, American actor
  • 1961 – William C. McCool, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1962 – Deborah Orr, Scottish journalist (d. 2019)
  • 1963 – Anne-Marie Cadieux, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Alex Proyas, Egyptian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Josefa Idem, German-born Italian kayaker
  • 1964 – Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1964 – Larry Krystkowiak, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Katie Mitchell, English director and producer
  • 1964 – Julian Parkhill, English biologist and academic
  • 1964 – Bill Phillips, American businessman and author
  • 1965 – Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Pete Harnisch, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Hilary Andersson, American-English journalist
  • 1967 – Chris Wilder, English footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Yvette Fielding, English actress and producer
  • 1968 – Adam Price, Welsh politician
  • 1969 – Donald Audette, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969 – Patrick Fiori, French singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1969 – Rod Pampling, Australian golfer
  • 1969 – Jan Suchopárek, Czech footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Adrian Brunker, Australian rugby player
  • 1970 – Lucia Cifarelli, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1970 – Ani DiFranco, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Giorgos Koltsidas, Greek footballer
  • 1971 – Moin Khan, Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1971 – Eric Montross, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Sean Spicer, 30th White House Press Secretary
  • 1972 – Sarah Bettens, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Alistair Campbell, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1972 – Jermaine Dupri, American rapper and producer
  • 1972 – Karl Pilkington, English actor and producer
  • 1973 – Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist
  • 1973 – Vangelis Krios, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1974 – Ben Duckworth, Australian rugby league player
  • 1974 – Matt Hardy, American wrestler
  • 1975 – Layzie Bone, American rapper
  • 1975 – Kim Dong-moon, South Korean badminton player
  • 1975 – Chris Hawkins, English journalist and producer
  • 1975 – Eric Miller, Irish rugby player, footballer, and coach
  • 1976 – Sarah Blasko, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1976 – Robert James-Collier, English actor
  • 1976 – Valeriy Sydorenko, Ukrainian boxer
  • 1976 – Volodymyr Sydorenko, Ukrainian boxer
  • 1977 – Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Dmitri Kulikov, Estonian footballer
  • 1977 – Fabio Ongaro, Italian rugby player
  • 1977 – Brett Prebble, Australian jockey
  • 1977 – Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1978 – Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1978 – Anthony Mackie, American actor
  • 1979 – Ricky Davis, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Bryant McKinnie, American football player
  • 1979 – Fábio Simplício, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 – Lote Tuqiri, Fijian-Australian rugby player
  • 1980 – Matt White, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Liz Murray, American inspirational speaker
  • 1981 – Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
  • 1981 – Natalie Horler, German singer
  • 1981 – Helen Richardson-Walsh, English field hockey player
  • 1982 – Mait Künnap, Estonian tennis player
  • 1982 – Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (d. 2017)
  • 1983 – Shane del Rosario, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)
  • 1983 – Joffrey Lupul, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Regan Smith, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Patrick Ehelechner, German ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Matt Kemp, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American entertainer
  • 1985 – Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • 1988 – Juan Martín del Potro, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1988 – Yannick Weber, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Taniela Lasalo, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Lee Alexander, Scottish footballer
  • 1991 – Melanie Oudin, American tennis player

Pre-1600

  • 788 – Ælfwald I, king of Northumbria
  • 965 – Al-Mutanabbi, Arab poet (b. 915)
  • 1193 – Robert de Sablé, French knight
  • 1241 – Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)
  • 1253 – Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
  • 1267 – Beatrice of Provence, countess regnant of Provence (b. 1234)
  • 1386 – Dan I of Wallachia
  • 1390 – John I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1346)
  • 1448 – Adolph I, Duke of Cleves (b. 1373)
  • 1461 – Charles, Prince of Viana, King of Navarre (b. 1421)
  • 1508 – Beatrice of Naples, queen consort of Hungary (b. 1457)
  • 1535 – Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1513)
  • 1571 – John Jewel, English bishop (b. 1522)
  • 1573 – Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)
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1601-1900

  • 1605 – Pontus de Tyard, French priest and poet (b. 1521)
  • 1675 – Valentin Conrart, French author, founded the Académie française (b. 1603)
  • 1728 – Christian Thomasius, German jurist and philosopher (b. 1655)
  • 1738 – Herman Boerhaave, Dutch botanist and physician (b. 1668)
  • 1764 – Robert Dodsley, English poet and playwright (b. 1703)
  • 1773 – Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop and botanist (b. 1718)
  • 1789 – John Rogers, American lawyer and politician (b. 1723)
  • 1835 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (b. 1801)
  • 1851 – Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun, founded the Sisters of Providence (b. 1800)
  • 1846 – John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-Australian explorer (b. 1818)
  • 1850 – José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan general and politician (b. 1764)
  • 1870 – Prosper Mérimée, French archaeologist and historian (b. 1803)
  • 1871 – Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1786)
  • 1873 – Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
  • 1877 – Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1811)
  • 1889 – Wilkie Collins, English novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1824)
  • 1900 – William Marsh Rice, American businessman, founded Rice University (b. 1816)

1901-present

  • 1913 – Donato Álvarez, Argentinian general (b. 1825)
  • 1917 – Werner Voss, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1929 – Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-German chemist, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1939 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1856)
  • 1939 – Francisco León de la Barra, Mexican politician and diplomat, interim president, 1911 (b. 1863)
  • 1940 – Hale Holden, American businessman (b. 1869)
  • 1943 – Elinor Glyn, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1864)
  • 1944 – Jakob Schaffner, Swiss author and critic (b. 1875)
  • 1950 – Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
  • 1958 – Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (b. 1876)
  • 1967 – Stanislaus Zbyszko, Polish wrestler and strongman (b. 1879)
  • 1968 – Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian priest and saint (b. 1887)
  • 1971 – James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist (b. 1888)
  • 1973 – Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1974 – Cliff Arquette, American actor and comedian (b. 1905)
  • 1974 – Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (b. 1950)
  • 1978 – Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (b. 1950)
  • 1979 – Catherine Lacey, English actress (b. 1904)
  • 1981 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor, author, and poet (b. 1899)
  • 1987 – Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1927)
  • 1988 – Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian-Serbian explorer and author (b. 1912)
  • 1992 – Ivar Ivask, Estonian poet and scholar (b. 1927)
  • 1992 – Glendon Swarthout, American author and academic (b. 1918)
  • 1992 – James Van Fleet, American general (b. 1892)
  • 1994 – Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • 1994 – Robert Bloch, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 1994 – Madeleine Renaud, French actress (b. 1900)
  • 1997 – Natalie Savage Carlson, American author (b. 1906)
  • 1998 – Ray Bowden, English footballer (b. 1909)
  • 1998 – Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 1999 – Ivan Goff, Australian-American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
  • 2000 – Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican baseball player and manager (b. 1947)
  • 2000 – Carl Rowan, American journalist and author (b. 1925)
  • 2000 – Raoul Berger, American attorney and law professor (b. 1901)
  • 2001 – Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – Yuri Senkevich, Russian physician and journalist (b. 1937)
  • 2004 – Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (b. 1933)
  • 2006 – Malcolm Arnold, English trumpet player and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2006 – Etta Baker, American singer and guitarist (b. 1913)
  • 2008 – Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008 – Loren Pope, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
  • 2009 – Paul B. Fay, American sailor and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1918)
  • 2010 – Malcolm Douglas, Australian hunter and television host (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Henry Champ, Canadian journalist and academic (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Pavel Grachev, Russian general and politician, 1st Minister of Defence for Russia (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Corrie Sanders, South African boxer (b. 1966)
  • 2012 – Sam Sniderman, Canadian businessman, founded Sam the Record Man (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Abdel Hamid al-Sarraj, Syrian colonel and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Gil Dozier, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Ruth Patrick, American botanist and immunologist (b. 1907)
  • 2014 – A. W. Davis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Irven DeVore, American anthropologist and biologist (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Don Manoukian, American football player and wrestler (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Al Suomi, American ice hockey player and referee (b. 1913)
  • 2015 – Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher (b. 1930)
  • 2018 – Charles Kuen Kao, Hong Kong-American-British electrical engineer and physicist (b. 1933)
  • 2018 – Gary Kurtz, American film producer (b. 1940)
  • 2018 – Jane Fortune, American author, journalist, and philanthropist (b.1942)
  • 2020 – Juliette Gréco, French singer and actress (b. 1927)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Adomnán
    • Cissa of Crowland (or of Northumbria)
    • Blessed Émilie Gamelin
    • Padre Pio
    • Pope Linus
    • Sossius
    • Thecla (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Xanthippe and Polyxena
    • September 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Grito de Lares (Puerto Rico)
  • Holocaust Memorial Day (Lithuania)
  • Kyrgyz Language Day (Kyrgyzstan)
  • National Day (Saudi Arabia)
  • Teachers’ Day (Brunei)
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day (bisexual community)
  • International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of September (September 23 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic September 23 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more September events, September holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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