September 2

September 2 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on September 2, include:

  • Bison-ten Yell Day 
  • Calendar Adjustment Day 
  • Labor Day - September 2, 2024 (First Monday in September)
  • Mouthguard Day - September 2, 2024 (First Monday in September)
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day 
  • National No Patrick Day - (SpongeBob Squarepants)
  • Pierce Your Ears Day 
  • Spalding Baseball Day 
  • V-J Day - September 2 (Ceremony & Formal Signing of Japanese Surrender)
  • World Coconut Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include September 2, are:

  • Info. to Come!

2024 Monthly Holidays that include September 2, 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 2 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

  • 1948 - Terry Bradshaw, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1948 - Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut who was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (d. 1986)
  • 1951 - Mark Harmon, American actor, director, and producer (Chicago Hope, NCIS)
  • 1964 - Keanu Reeves, Lebanese-Canadian actor, director, and musician (Speed, Point Break, Matrix movies, John Wick movies)

Famous Deaths

  • 1969 - Ho Chi Ming, Vietnamese politician who was the 1st President of Vietnam (b. 1890)
  • 1973 - J.R.R. Tolkien, South African-English philologist and poet (b. 1892)
  • 1978 - Fred G. Meyer, American businessman who founded the Fred Meyer stores (b. 1886)
  • 2005 - Bob Denver, American actor and singer (b. 1935)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1922 - Author Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) marries Red Berrien Upshaw
  • 1978 - Singer George Harrison (The Beatles) marries Olivia Trinidad Arias
  • 1978 - Singer Gloria Fajardo marries musician and producer Emilio Estefan (Miami Sound Machine)

Quote of the Day

Good Morning Future!

International Enthusiasm Week is on September 1-7! Get up each morning excited to start the day off right!

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

The new protein guidelines recently revised by the USDA offer great information and helpful tips! The protein foods group includes meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, and nuts and seeds.

The new dietary guidelines have encouraged more fish, recommended nuts and seeds, and really stressed lean protein choices to help counter the overwhelming obesity crisis in this country!

Protein Guidelines!

Find out more information on Protein Guidelines from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1666 - Old St. Paul's Cathedral and 10,000 other buildings are destroyed during the three day Great Fire of London
  • 1752 - Great Britain, along with its overseas possessons, adopts the Gregorian calendar
  • 1789 - The United States Department of the Treasury is founded
  • 1806 - The town of Goldau, Switzerland is destroyed by a massive landslide that kills 457 people
  • 1901 - The Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt speaks a famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
  • 1912 - The first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America is awarded to Arthur Rose Eldred
  • 1935 - The Labor Day Hurrican makes landfall at Long Key, Florida killing at least 400
  • 1945 - Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • 1958 - A United States Air Force C-130A-II strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission and is shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia resulting in all crew members being killed
  • 1963- CBS Evening News becomes the first half-hour weekend news broadcast in the U.S.
  • 1992 - A 7.7 Mw earthquake in Nicaragua triggered a tsunami that killed at least 116
  • 1998 - All 229 people onboard are killed when Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
  • 2013 - After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the Eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the $6.4 billion replacement opens at 10:15pm
  • 2019 - Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas as a category 5 hurricane killing at least five

This Day in Music

  • 1956 - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, Long Tall Sally, Old Shep, Paralyzed, Too Much, Anyplace is Paradise are recorded by Elvis Presley
  • 1965 - The Beatles' Help is certified Gold
  • 1982 - Fleetwood Mac start off their Mirage tour in Atlanta, with Men at Work as their opening act
  • 1993 - The video Jeremy, from Pearl Jam win four awards, including Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards
  • 1993 - The Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for Plush
  • 1994 - Hootie & The Blowfish appear on The Late Show with David Letterman for the first time
  • 1995 - You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson becomes the first sone to debut at #1 on the Hot 100 list. Jackson's wife Lisa Marie Presley appear in the video (video below)
  • 1986 - At the age of 16, Debbie Gibson signs to Atlantic Records
  • 1989 - Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul hits #1 in America

This Day in Sports

  • 1971 - Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their first matches at the US Open Tennis Championships
  • 1978 - Reggie Jackson, the Yankees right fielder hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 win over Seattle
  • 2001 - The Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is won by German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Punctilio (noun)

1. A fine point in exactness of conduct, ceremony or procedure. Strictness in observance of formalities.

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