September 15

September 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on September 15, include:

  • 8-Track Tape Day 
  • Bright Pink Lipstick Day - September 15, 2023 (Third Friday in September)
  • Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day 
  • Constitution Day / Pledge Across America - September 15, 2023 (Third Friday in September)
  • Felt Hat Day 
  • Global Be(er) Responsible Day - September 15, 2023 (Third Friday in September)
  • Google . com Day 
  • Greenpeace Day  
  • International Day of Democracy 
  • International Dot Day 
  • International Grenache Day - September 15, 2023 (Third Friday in September)
  • LGBT Center Awareness Day 
  • Make a Hat Day 
  • National Caregivers Day 
  • National Cheese Toast Day 
  • National Concussion Awareness Day - September 15, 2023 (Third Friday in September)
  • National Creme de Menthe Day 
  • National Double Cheeseburger Day 
  • National Linguine Day 
  • National Neonatal Nurses Day 
  • National On-Line Learning Day 
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day - September 15, 2023 (Third Friday in September)
  • National Thank You Day
  • National Tradesmen Day - September 15, 2023 (Third Friday in September)
  • Someday 
  • Tackle Kids Cancer Day 
  • World Afro Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include September 15, are:

  • Clean Up the World Weekend - September 15-17, 2023 (Third Weekend in September)
  • 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 Eczema Week - September 13-21
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • 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
  • Rosh Hashanah - Evening of September 15, 2023 - Evening of September 17, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include September 15, 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 15 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

  • 1857 - William Howard Taft, American lawyer and politician who became the 27th President of the United States (d. 1930)
  • 1890 - Agatha Christie, English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright (Fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple)(d. 1976)
  • 1922 - Jackie Cooper, American actor (Skippy) (d. 2011)
  • 1946 - Tommy Lee Jones, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (The Fugitive, Men in Black, Lonesome Dove)
  • 1961 - Dan Marino, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1984 - Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Famous Deaths

  • 2008 - Richard Wright - English singer, songwriter, keyboard player and founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd b. 1943)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1794 - 4th US President James Madison marries Dolley Todd
  • 1951 - Actor Peter Sellers (Pink Panther movies) marries actress Anne Howe in London
  • 1957 - Country music singer Patsy Cline marries linotype operator Charles Dick
  • 1991 - Basketball star Magic Johnson marries Earletha Kelly

Quote of the Day

September 15th is National Thank You Day!

September 15th is National Thank You Day!

Today is a great day to show your appreciation for the people in your life. 

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

Get Ready Day is on September 15, 2020 and National Preparedness Month is the entire month of September

National Preparedness Month is the entire month of September

Healthy survival cooking, and survival nutrition in an emergency is different than regular cooking and nutrition. The goal of emergency cooking is to prepare enough calories for your family to the best of your ability in the given situation.

Having an established family emergency preparedness plan with an emergency food supply and emergency water supplies in place, both at home and in all family cars, is key to getting your family through a disaster.

Get Ready Day is on September 15, 2020 and National Preparedness Month is the entire month of September

Find out more information about Healthy Survival Cooking and Survival Nutrition from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!  BE PREPARED!!

This Day in History

  • 1789 - The United States Department of Foreign Affairs that was establish by law in July, is renamed to the Department of State 
  • 1816 - The HMS Whiting runs aground on the Doom Bar
  • 1821 - The Captaincy General of Guatemala declares independence from Spain
  • 1835 - Charles Darwin on board the HMS Beagle reaches San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands
  • 1851 - Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia
  • 1862 - During the American Civil War, Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry in Virginia
  • 1916 - Tanks are used for the first time in battle at the Battle of the Somme during World War I
  • 1935 - The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship
  • 1935 - Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika
  • 1942 - U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is sunk by Japanese torpedoes at Guadalcanal during World War II
  • 1944 - As part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec
  • 1945 - At the Naval Air Station Richmond, 366 airplanes and 25 blimps are destroyed when a hurricane hits southern Florida and the Bahamas
  • 1947 - Typhoon Kathleen hits the Kanto region in Japan, killing 1,077
  • 1948- The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mpg
  • 1952 - The United Nations cedes Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • 1958 - A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter trains runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48
  • 1959 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States
  • 1968 - The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship becomes the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere
  • 1971 - The first Greenpeace ship sets sail to protest against nuclear testing on Amchitka Island
  • 1974 - Air Vietnam Flight 706 is hijacked and while attempting to land, crashes with 75 on board
  • 1981 - Sandra Day O'Conner is unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1983 - the Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns
  • 2008 - Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history
  • 2017 - The Parsons Green bombing takes place in London

This Day in Music

  • 1979 - The album In Through The Out Door by Led Zeppelin hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1982 - Queen plays their last American concert with Freddie Mercury at the Los Angeles Forum
  • 1983 - The album Sports is released by Huey Lewis and the News and goes on to sell over 7 million copies. It includes the singles "I Want a New Drug," "The Heart of Rock 'n Roll" (video below), and "If This Is It."
  • 1998 - Brandy and Monica perform their duet "The Boy Is Mine" at the MTV Video Music Awards
  • 1998 - Country music singer, Reba McEntire gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

This Day in Sports

  • 1961 - At age 21, Jack Nicklaus wins the 61st U.S. Golf Amateur Championship
  • 1962 - Australia enters the America's Cup yacht race for the first time
  • 1978 - Up against Leon Spinks, Muhammad Ali becomes the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times 
  • 1996 - The Texas Rangers retire Nolan Ryan's #34
  • 2000 - The XXVII Summer Olympics open in Sydney, Australia

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Rally Cap (noun)

1. (US, baseball) A baseball cap worn inside-out and backwards, or in another unconventional manner, by players or fans, as a talisman in order to will a team into a come-from-behind rally late in the game.

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