September 23 holidays in 2017

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Rosh HaShanah Ends
- Jewish
Daylight Saving Time starts
Samoa Clock Change/daylight Saving Time
Autumn Equinox
Japan National Holiday
Saudi National Day
Saudi arabia National Holiday
Checkers Day
- Weird
National Public Lands Day
- Weird
Celebrate Bisexuality Day
- Weird
National Checkers/Dogs in Politics Day
- Weird
National Great American Pot Pie Day
- Weird
National Snack Stick Day
- Weird
National Teal Talk Day
- Weird

Historical Events on September 23

  • 1642: The first commencement exercises begin for Harvard College.
  • 1779: The USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1780: During the American Revolutionary War, American soldiers arrest British Major John Andre as a spy; This situation ends up exposing Benedict Arnold’s switching of sides.
  • 1806: After exploring the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., Lewis and Clark return to the city of St. Louis in Missouri.
  • 1887: The fourth oldest university in India – the University of Allahabad – is founded on this day.
  • 1908: On this day, the University of Alberta is started.
  • 1942: United States Marines attack Japanese forces along the Matanikau river during World War II.
  • 1943: The Italian Social Republic is founded during World War II.
  • 1962: The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors in New York City.
  • 1980: Bob Marley plays his last concert in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1983: Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the U.N.
  • 1983: A bomb explodes on Gulf Air Flight 771, destroying it and killing all 117 people who were aboard.
  • 1999: It’s announced by NASA that contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter has been lost.
  • 2004: After Hurrican Jeanne causes mass flooding and mudslides in Haiti, over three thousand people are killed.
  • 2008: Ten people are killed by Matti Saari during the Kauhajoki school shooting before he kills himself.

Famous Birthdays on September 23

  • Greek playwright Euripides is born in 480 BC.
  • Roman emperor Augustus is born in 63 BC.
  • Japanese Emperor Takakura is born in 1161.
  • Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan is born in 1215.
  • American saxophonist and composer John Coltrane is born in 1926.
  • Pakistani poet and songwriter Sehba Akhtar is born in 1930.
  • Northern Irish Actor Colin Blakely is born in 1930.
  • American singer-songwriter and pianist Ray Charles is born in 1930.
  • Swiss ice hockey player Yannick Weber is born in 1988.
  • American basketball player Brandon Jennings is born in 1989.

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