September 11

September 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on September 11, include:

  • 9/11 Remembrance Day 
  • Emergency Number Day - September 11 (Proclaimed by President Reagan on August 26, in 1987)
  • I Want to Start my Own Business Day 
  • I'm on Top of it Day - September 11, 2023 (Second Monday in September)
  • Libraries Remember Day 
  • Make Your Bed Day 
  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day - September 11, 2023 (First Monday after Labor Day)
  • National Day of Service and Remembrance 
  • National Emergency Responder Day 
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day 
  • National No News is Good News Day 
  • National Programmer's Day - September 11, 2023 (on 256th Day of the Year)
  • Odd Day - (Last one was 9-11-13 - three consecutive odd numbers)
  • Patriot Day
  • Remember Freedom Day 
  • Women's Baseball Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include September 11, are:

  • Direct Support Professional Recognition Week - September 9-15
  • International Housekeepers Week - September 10-16, 2023 (Second Full Week of September)
  • Line Dance Week - September 11-16, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday through Saturday in September)
  • National Assisted Living Week - September 10-16, 2023
  • National Environmental Services Week - September 10-16, 2023
  • National Nephrology Nurses Week - September 10-16, 2023 (Second Full Week in September)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - September 10-16, 2023 (always has Sept. 10th in the week) 
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - September 10-16, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include September 11, 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.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Invictus Games - September 9-16, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 11 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

  • 1816 - Cal Zeiss, German lens maker who created the Optical instrument (d. 1888)
  • 1885 - David Herbert Lawrence (D.H.) English author, poet and writer (d. 1930)
  • 1913 - Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
  • 1924 - Tom Landry, American football player and coach (NY Giants / Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965 - Moby, American musician
  • 1967 - Harry Connick, Jr. American singer, songwriter, and actor

Famous Deaths

  • 1965 - Ralph C. Smedley, American educator who founded Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
  • 1966 - Collett E. Woolman, American businessman who co-founded Delta Air Lines (b. 1889)
  • 1994 - Jessica Tandy, English-American actress and singer (Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes) (b. 1909)
  • 2001 - 9-11 terrorist attack victims
  • 2003 - John Ritter, American actor and producer (Three's Company) (b. 1948)

In 2012, four Americans died in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  They are:

  • 2012 - J. Christoper Stevens, American lawyer, diplomat, and 10th United States Ambassador to Libya (b. 1960)
  • 2012 - Sean Smith, American diplomat (b. 1978)
  • 2012 - Glen Doherty - Former U.S. Navy Seal working as private security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (b. 1970)
  • 2012 - Tyrone Woods - Former U.S. Navy Seal working as private security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (b. 1971)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1930 - Author Agatha Christi marries archaeologist Max Mallowan
  • 1993 - Country singer Merle Haggard marries his fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane

Quote of the Day

9/11 We Will NEVER Forget!

9/11 We Will NEVER Forget!

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

September is National Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month!

September is National Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month!

Please check out our Produce Trays page for some fun tips on preparing fruit and vegetable trays! Perfect for any holiday entertaining or just for a family dinner! 

This Day in History

  • 1789 - Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of Treasury
  • 1792 - The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels
  • 1813 - British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to invade Washington D.C.
  • 1919 - U.S. Marines invade Honduras
  • 1939 - During World War II, Canada declares war on Germany
  • 1941 - Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon which is completed on January 15, 1943
  • 1944 - During World War II, the first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany
  • 1954 - Category 3 Hurricane Edna hits New England and causes significant damage and 29 deaths
  • 1961 - Category 4 Hurricane Carla hits the Texas coast
  • 1968 - Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew
  • 1970 - 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens are held until September 25
  • 1972 - The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) begins passenger service
  • 1974 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and 2 crew
  • 1992 - Hurricane Iniki devastates the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Oahu, killing 3 and injuring 8,000
  • 2001 - Two aircraft hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists crash into the World Trade Center Towers causing the collapse of both buildings and death of 2,742 people
  • 2001 - Al-Qaeda Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
  • 2001 - Al-Qaeda Terrorists hijack United Airlines Flight 93, but passengers and crew retake control of the plane and crash the plan in a Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard
  • 2012 - The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacking, resulting in the death of four Americans.
  • 2012 - The U.S. is warned by Moody's that it's AAA credit rating is at risk if law makers fail to come up with a long-term debt reduction plan

This Day in Music

  • 1847 - Oh! Susanna by Stephen Foster is first sung at a saloon in Pittsburgh
  • 1962 - Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You are recorded by The Beatles
  • 1967 - The Beatles start filming Magical Mystery Tour
  • 1982 - Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago hits #1
  • 1993 - Dreamlover by Mariah Carey hits #1
  • 2000 - Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow release a cover of Smokey Robinson's Cruisin

The song above is is Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." song. I used it on our Fourth of July Music page, but I couldn't find a better song to fit the sentiment of September 11th.

This Day in Sports

  • 1903 - The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. (oldest major speedway in the world)
  • 1985 - Pete Rose gets his 4,192 hit and breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

In Memoriam (adverb)

1. In memory (of); as a memorial.

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