September 17 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto'a-'Ulukalala Tonga Public Holiday
National Hero Day Angola Public Holiday
International Country Music Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Day of Melilla Spain (Melilla) Local Holiday
National Apple Dumpling Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Monte Cristo Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wife Appreciation Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Teacher´s Day Honduras Observance
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day United States Observance
Second day of Rosh Hashana Argentina Hebrew
Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2) Israel National Holiday, Hebrew
Swiss Federal Fast Switzerland (All Except Ge) Common Local Holiday

Historical Events on September 17

  • 1775: The Siege of Fort St. Jean kicks off the Invasion of Canada during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1778: The first formal treaty between the U.S and a Native American tribe is signed on this day. It’s called the Treaty of Fort Pitt and is between the United States and the Delaware Indians.
  • 1787: The Constitution of the United States is signed on this day.
  • 1849: Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
  • 1862: The northward drive of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army is halted by George B. McClellan during the bloodiest day of the American Civil War.
  • 1939: The Soviet Union invades Poland during World War II.
  • 1939: The HMS Courageous is sunk by a German U-29 submarine during WWII.
  • 1940: Hitler postpones Operation Sea lion after Nazi Germany’s defeat during the Battle of Britain.
  • 1944: Allied Airborne soldiers parachute into the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden of World War II.
  • 1944: The Soviets launch the Tallinn Offensive against pro-independence Estonian units and German forces.
  • 1944: The Allies attack German forces during the Battle of San Marino during World War II.
  • 1976: NASA unveils the first space shuttle. It’s called the Enterprise.
  • 1978: Israel and Egypt sign the Camp David Accords.
  • 1983: Vanessa Williams is crowned the first African-American Miss America.
  • 1991: North and South Korea, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Micronesia join the U.N.
  • 1991: The Marshall Islands join the U.N.
  • 1991: The first iteration of Linux Kernel is released to the Internet.

Famous Birthdays on September 17

  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter Hank Williams is born in 1923.
  • English-American actor Roddy McDowall is born in 1928.
  • American actor and screenwriter William Shockley is born in 1963.
  • American actor Kyle Chandler is born in 1965.
  • American screenwriter and director Bryan Singer is born in 1965.
  • American author Cheryl Strayed is born in 1968.
  • American interior designer and TV host Nate Berkus is born in 1971.

Father’s Day

Bastille Day

VJ Day

Autumnal Equinox

Sweetest Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Cyber Monday