September 16

September 16 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on September 16, include:

  • Anne Bradstreet Day 
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
  • Mayflower Day 
  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day 
  • National Collect Rocks Day
  • National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina 
  • National Guacamole Day 
  • National Mexican Independence Day 
  • National Play-Doh Day
  • National Stay Away from Seattle Day 
  • National Stepfamily Day 
  • National Tattoo Story Day 
  • Play-doh Day 
  • Respect for the Aged Day - September 16, 2024 (Third Monday in September)
  • Stay Away From Seattle Day 
  • Teenager Workout Day
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day 
  • Working Parents Day 
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include September 16, are:

  • Info. to Come!

2024 Monthly Holidays that include September 16, 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)

  • Info. to Come!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 16 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

  • 1898 - H.A. Rey, American author and illustrator who co-created Curious George (d. 1977)
  • 1924 - Lauren Bacall, American model and actress (The Big Sleep, How to Marry a Millionaire) (d. 2014)
  • 1925 - B.B. King, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer known as the King of the Blues (d. 2015)
  • 1926 - Robert H. Schuller, American pastor and author (d. 2015)
  • 1927 - Peter Falk, American actor (Columbo) (d. 2011)
  • 1956 - David Copperfield, American magician and actor
  • 1963 - Richard Marx, American singer, songwriter, and producer (Right Here Waiting, Hold On To the Nights, Hazard)

Famous Deaths

  • 307 - Flavius Valerius Severus, Roman Emperor
  • 1607 - Mary Stuart, English-Scottish princess (b. 1605)
  • 1672 - Anne Bradstreet, English poet (b. 1612)
  • 2005 - Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic who invented the laser (b. 1920)
  • 2012 - Roman Kroitor, Canadian director and producer who co-founded IMAX (b. 1926)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1967  - Actor Bob Denver (Gilligan's Island) marries his second wife Jean Webber
  • 1989 - Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher

Quote of the Day

Be Optimistic!

What does it mean to Be Optimistic? It means to be hopeful and confident about the future!

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

The month of September is National Breakfast Month!

Having a collection of great breakfast recipes is a healthy diet habit that can help you start your day with a health, rather than grabbing a caloric diet bomb from your local coffee shop. Breakfast fuels your metabolism and is the most important meal of the day. Yet many of you skip it, because of lack of hunger, feeling sick, bloated, or lacking the time to fix a meal.

The typical breakfast choices of juice, bagels, sweetened cereals, donuts, muffins, or your usual high carbohydrate choice, can leave you feeling sluggish, shaky, irritable, and unable to concentrate.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes!

Find out more information and check out some of Kerry's favorite Healthy Breakfast Recipes from her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1620 - The Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower
  • 1893 - Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma
  • 1908 - The General Motors Corporation is founded
  • 1920 - A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J.P. Morgan building in NYC killing 38 and injuring 400
  • 1945 - The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end during World War II
  • 1955 - A Zulu-class submarine is the first to launch a ballistic missile
  • 1959 - The Xerox 914, the first successful photocopier is introduced in a demonstration on live television from NYC
  • 1961 - The U.S. National Hurricane Research Project reduces wind speed by 10% during Hurricane Esther when they drop eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of the Hurricane. This is the start of Project Stormfury.
  • 1961 - Typhoon Nancy with 215 mph winds hits Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people
  • 1963  Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak, also Singapore soon leaves
  • 1975 - Papua New Guinea gains their independence from Australia
  • 1975 - Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations
  • 1976 - Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir
  • 1978 - At least 15,000 people were killed when a 7.4 Mw earthquake affects the city of Tabas, Iran
  • 1979 - Eight people escape from East Germany to the west in a homemade hot air balloon
  • 1992 - Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega receives a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering
  • 2004 - Hurrican Ivan, a Category 3 hurrican makes landfal in gulf Shores, Alabama
  • 2007 - One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 crashes in Thailand killing 89 of the 128 on board
  • 2013 - A gunman kills twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - The world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra is the first event at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City
  • 1972 - Black and White by Three Dog Night hits #1
  • 1978 - Don't Look Back, Boston's second album hits #1 in America (Video Below)
  • 1984 - With a two hour episode that includes a scene playing Phil Collins hit In the Air Tonight, the TV series Miami Vice makes its debut
  • 1985 - Hounds of Love by Kate Bush hits #1 on the UK chart

This Day in Sports

  • 1937 - The Redskins NFL franchise play their first game in Washington DC at Griffith Stadium where they defeat the New York Giants 13-3 
  • 1997 - The St Louis Cardinals sign Mark McGwire for $26 million
  • 2000 - Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 home runs in three consecutive years
  • 2018 - Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in the first 2 weeks of a season

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Munificence (Noun)

1. The quality of being munificent; generosity.

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