September 16 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Heroes Day Saint Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - International (Awareness & Cause, Nature & Environment, United Nations)
Malaysia Day Malaysia Federal Public Holiday
Day of Martyr Omar Al-Mukhtar Libya Public Holiday
Collect Rocks Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Hobby & Creativity)
Independence Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Independence Day Multiple [Show] National Holiday
National Play-Doh Day - Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Stepfamily Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
National Working Parents Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family, Work & Occupation)
Mayflower Day - Unofficial (Culture & History)
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
The Prophet's Birthday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Youman-Nabi (Mawlid) Guyana Public Holiday
Respect for the Aged Day Japan National Holiday
Prophet's Birthday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Maulid un-Nabi Philippines Common Local Holiday
Chuseok Holiday South Korea Public Holiday
Federal Fast Monday Switzerland (Vaud) Common Local Holiday
Maouloud Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Prophet Mohamed's birthday Egypt National Holiday
Id el Maulud Nigeria Public Holiday
National Guacamole Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Vishwakarma Puja - Hindu

Historical Events on September 16

  • 1814: Francis Scott Key finally completes his poem The Star-Spangled Banner. It would go on to become the official national anthem of the U.S.A on the 3rd of March in 1931.
  • 1880: The oldest continuously-independent college daily is the U.S is printed in Ithaca, New York. It’s the Cornell Daily Sun.
  • 1908: American automaker General Motors Corporation is founded on this day.
  • 1920: A bomb hidden in a horse wagon explodes on Wall Street in front of the J.P Morgan building in New York. Latter dubbed the Wall Street Bombing, this attack kills almost 40 people and injures
  • another 400.
  • 1940: Sidi Barrani, Egypt is captured by Italian troops during World War II.
  • 1943: The German 10th Army makes a report that it is no longer possible for it to contain the Allied bridgehead around Salerno during World War II.
  • 1945: Japanese troops in Hong Kong surrender to the Royal Navy during WWII.
  • 1955: A military coup to unseat President Juan Perón of Argentina begins on this day at midnight.
  • 1955: The Soviet become the first to launch a ballistic missile from a Zulu-class submarine.
  • 1959: The Xerox 914 is introduced on live TV. It’s the first successful photocopier.
  • 1980: Vincent and the Grenadines join the U.N.
  • 1982: During the Lebanon War, the Shatila and Sabra massacre in takes place in Lebanon.

Famous Birthdays on September 16

  • American businessman and founder of J.C. Penny is born in 1875.
  • American-Canadian inventor, businessman and founder of Schick Razors Jacob Schick is born in 1877.
  • English poet, author and playwright Alfred Noyes is born in 1880.
  • English race car driver, enginer and founder of Bentley Motors W.O. Bentley is born in 1888.
  • Finnish author and Nobel Prize laureate Frans Eemil Sillanpää is born in 1888.
  • Austrian-German spy Stephanie von Hohenlohe is born in 1891.
  • American actress Lauren Bacall is born in 1924.
  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter B.B. King is born in 1925.
  • American novelist John Knowles is born in 1926.
  • American actor Peter Falk is born in 1927.
  • American actor Ed Begley Jr. is born in 1949.
  • American magician David Copperfield is born in 1956.
  • American comedian and actress Amy Poehler is born in 1971.

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Easter Monday

Arbor Day

Corpus Christi

Eid al-Adha