September 17

September 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on September 17, include:

  • Bright Pink Lipstick Day - September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September)
  • Citizenship Day 
  • Constitution Day 
  • Constitution Day / Pledge Across America - September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September)
  • Global Be(er) Responsible Day - September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September)
  • International Country Music Day 
  • International Grenache Day - September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September)
  • National Apple Dumpling Day 
  • National Concussion Awareness Day - September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September)
  • National Monte Cristo Day 
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day - September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September)
  • National Professional House Cleaners Day 
  • National Table Shuffleboard Day
  • National Tradesmen Day - September 17, 2021 (Third Friday in September)
  • Times Up Day 
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day 
  • World Patient Safety Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include September 17, are:

  • Clean Up the World Weekend - September 17-19, 2021 (Third Weekend in September)
  • Constitution Week - September 17-23
  • International Housekeepers Week - September 12-18, 2021 (Second Full Week of September)
  • Line Dance Week - September 13-18, 2021 (Starts on Second Monday through Saturday in September)
  • National Assisted Living Week - September 12-18, 2021
  • National Ballroom Dancing Week - September 17-26, 2021
  • National Eczema Week - September 13-21
  • National Nephrology Nurses Week - September 12-18, 2021 (Second Full Week in September)
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week - September 12-18, 2021
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - September 12-18, 2021

2021 Monthly Holidays that include September 17, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 17 is Virgo.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are:

  • Aster - symbols of powerful love.
  • Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.


The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires:

  • Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1739 - John Rutledge, American judge and politician who was the 2nd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)
  • 1854 - David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American businessman who founded the Buick Motor Company (d. 1929)
  • 1859 - Billy the Kid, American outlaw (d. 1881)
  • 1923 - Hank Williams, American singer and songwriter (Your Cheating Heart) (d. 1953)
  • 1928 - Roddy McDowall, English-American actor (Planet of the Apes) (d. 1998)
  • 1931 - Anne Bancroft, American actress (The Miracle Worker, The Graduate) (d. 2005)
  • 1933 - Chuck Grassley, American lawyer and politician
  • 1948 - John Ritter, American actor and producer (Three's Company) (d. 2003)
  • 1965 - Kyle Chandler, American actor (Early Edition, Friday Night Lights, Bloodline)

Famous Deaths

  • 1996 - Spiro Agnew, American soldier and politician who was the 39th Vice President of the United States (b. 1918)
  • 1997 - Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (Red Skelton Show) (b. 1913)
  • 1999 - Frankie Vaugh, English singer and actor (Give Me the Moonlight, Give Me the Girl) (b. 1928)
  • 2011 - Colin Madigan, Australian architect and author who designed the National Gallery of Australia (b. 1921)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1918 - Bud Abbott (Abbott and Costello) marries Betty Smith
  • 1957 - Italian actress Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti
  • 1994 - Princess Christina of the Netherlands files for divorce

Quote of the Day

September 17th is Constitution Day!

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The month of September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and National Preparedness Month!

Having Car Emergency Kits full of emergency supplies for each of your vehicles is just smart! An emergency kit in your vehicle, is important to have in case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, forest fire, or a flood. It is definitely needed during winter driving, if you live in the snow, or just in case of a car accident!

The month of September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and National Preparedness Month!

Find out more information about Car Emergency Kits and what type of supplies to have from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1382 - Louis the Great's daughter, Mary, is crowned King of Hungary
  • 1630 - The City of Boston, Massachusetts is founded
  • 1776 - The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain
  • 1778 - The Treat of Fort Pitt is signed as the first formal treaty between the U.S. and a Native American tribe
  • 1787 - The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia
  • 1849 - American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery
  • 1862 - The Allegheny Arsenal explosion is the single largest civilian disaster during the American Civil War
  • 1908 - The first airplane fatality is Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge when he was riding as a passenger on the Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright
  • 1914 - Andrew Fisher becomes the Prime Minister of Australia for the third time
  • 1928 - The Okeechobee hurricane kills more than 2,500 people when it strikes southeastern Florida
  • 1935 - A rockslide stops operations of the Niagara Gorge Railroad
  • 1939 - The Soviet invasion of Poland begins during World War II
  • 1939 - German submarine U-29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous during World War II
  • 1961 - The Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania opens with the worlds first retractable roof stadium
  • 1974 - Bangladesh, Grenada, and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations
  • 1976 - NASA unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 1978 - The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt
  • 1983 - Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America
  • 1991 - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, North Korea, South Korea all join the United Nations
  • 2001 - The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks
  • 2006 - Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts for the first time in at least 10,000 years
  • 2016 - Two bombs explode in Seaside Park, New Jersey and Manhattan with thirty one people injured in the Manhattan bombing

This Day in Music

  • 1955 - Ain't That a Shame by Pat Boone hits #1
  • 1982 - Pink Floyd's double album The Wall hits the big screen as a musical
  • 1984 - Missing You by John Waite hits #1 in America (video below)
  • 1997 - Fleetwood Mac starts their first tour in 20 years at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 2000 - Trisha Yearwood is inducted into the George Music Hall of Fame, by the Governor of Georgia

This Day in Sports

  • 1947 - Sporting News names Jackie Robinson the Rookie of the Year
  • 1953 - Ernie Banks becomes the Chicago Cubs first black player
  • 1959 - Jack Nicklaus wins the 59th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship
  • 1961 - Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game and becomes the only Quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game
  • 1964 - Mickey Mantle hits his 450th HR
  • 1984 - Reggie Jackson is the 13th player to hit 500 HRs
  • 1988 - XXIV Olympic Games open at Seoul, Korea
  • 2000 - The Miami Dolphins retire Dan Marino's #13 jersey
  • 2004 - SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB HR

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Rapine (Noun)

1. The seizure of someone's property by force; plunder.

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