September 12

September 12 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on September 12, include:

  • Defenders Day (State of Maryland) 
  • National Ants on a Log - September 12, 2023 (Second Tuesday in September)
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day 
  • National Day of Civic Hacking 
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman's Day 
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day 
  • R U Ok Day - (Australia) - September 12, 2023 (Second Tuesday in September)
  • United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 
  • Video Games Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include September 12, 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 12, 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 12 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

  • 1812 - Richard March Hoe, American engineer and businessman who invented the Rotary printing press (d. 1886)
  • 1818 - Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor who invented the Gatling gun (d. 1903)
  • 1931 - George Jones, American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist (He Stopped Loving Her Today (d. 2013)
  • 1940 - Linda Gray, American model and actress (Dallas)
  • 1944 - Barry White, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1973 - Paul Walker, American actor, producer and founder of the humanitarian aid nonprofit charity Reach Out Worldwide (Fast and Furious movies) (d. 2013 
  • 1974 - Jennifer Nettles, American singer, and songwriter (Sugarland)

Famous Deaths

  • 1992 - Anthony Perkins, American actor, singer, and director (Psycho, Murder on the Orient Express) (b. 1932)
  • 2003 - Johnny Cash, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1932)
  • 2012 - Tom Sims, American skateboarder and snowboarder who founded Sims Snowboards (b. 1950)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1908 - Politician Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier
  • 1923 - Actor Spencer Tracy marries Louise Treadwell
  • 1953 - U.S. Senator and future U.S. President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1996 - Jack Gillis marries Meg White and takes her last night and they form The White Stripes

Quote of the Day

September 12 is National Day of Encouragement!

September 12th is National Day of Encouragement!

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

Avoiding eating triggers is difficult, because they are everywhere. If you want to end overeating, you must develop Lifestyle Solutions that allow you to coexist in your environment filled with food triggers!

Blueberry Cookies

You must first track your triggers, and then tackle your triggers. Find out specific strategies to do this from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits on her Avoiding Eating Triggers page of her website!

This Day in History

  • 1609 - While aboard the Halve Maen, Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River
  • 1848 - A new constitution marks the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state
  • 1857 - With 13-15 tons of gold on board from the California Gold Rush, the SS Central America sinks about 160 east of Cape Hatteras, North Caroline drowning 426 passengers and crew
  • 1890 - Salisbury, Rhodesia is founded
  • 1906 - The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar
  • 1923 - Southern Rhodesia is annexed by the United Kingdom (currently called Zimbabwe)
  • 1940 - Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France
  • 1940 - The Hercules Powder Company in Kenvil, New Jersey has an explosion that kills 51 and injures over 200
  • 1942 - During World War II, the RMS Laconia is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks carrying civilians, allied soldiers and Italian POW's
  • 1945 - The People's Republic of Korea brings an end to Japanese rule over Korea
  • 1959 - The Soviet Union launches Lunik II at the moon
  • 1959 - The first scheduled TV program in color, Bonanza premieres
  • 1980 - Military coup in Turkey
  • 1988 - Hurricane Gilbert destroys Jamaica, then turns to the Yucatan Peninsula where it causes an estimated $5 billion in damage
  • 1994 - Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing. He is killed in the crash
  • 2011 - The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City opens to the public

This Day in Music

  • 1910 - Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players premieres in Munich, Germany
  • 1966 - The Monkees TV show premieres with four actors that are chosen to form a pop band based on The Beatles. 
  • 1995 - Circus is the fourth studio album released by Lenny Kravitz
  • 1998 - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, her solo album debuts at #1 in the U.S.
  • 2006 - Future Sex: Love Sounds is released by Justin Timberlake as his second solo album. The lead single SexyBack  (Video Below) takes the album to #1 in the U.S. and sells over 9 million copies
  • 2009 - Awake and Alive by the Christian rock band Skillets charts on the Hot 100 at #100. The album Away debuts at #2 in the U.S.
  • 2017 - The Hand in Hand Telethon benefits victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma includes Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato and Dave Matthews among the performers

This Day in Sports

  • 1895 - United States (Defender) beats England (Valkyrie III) in the 10th America's Cup
  • 1920 - The VII Summer Olympic Games end in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1979 - Carl Yastrzemski hits his 3,000 hit
  • 1984 - Dwight Gooden sets the record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 276
  • 1991 - Nolan Ryan has his 312th career win

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Vocable (noun)

1. A word or utterance, especially with reference to its form rather than its meaning.
2. A syllable or sound without specific meaning, used together with or in place of actual words in a song.

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