September 4

September 4 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on September 4, include:

  • Eat an Extra Dessert Day
  • Labor Day - September 4, 2023 (First Monday in September)
  • Mouthguard Day - September 4, 2023 (First Monday in September)
  • National Macadamia Nut Day 
  • National Wildlife Day 
  • Newspaper Carrier Day 
  • World Sexual Health Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include September 4, are:

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 17 - September 5, 2023
  • International Air Ambulance Week - September 4-10, 2023
  • International Enthusiasm Week - September 1-7
  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week - September 3-9, 2023 (Second Week of September)
  • National Childhood Injury Prevention Week - September 1-7
  • National Nutrition Week - September 1-7
  • National Payroll Week - September 4-8, 2023 (First Mon-Fri Week in September)
  • National Sweet Corn Week - August 31 - September 4, 2023
  • National Waffle Week - September 3-9, 2023  (First Week of September)
  • Self-University Week - September 1-7
  • Sobriety Checkpoint Week - September 3-9, 2023 (First Full Week in September)
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week - September 3-9, 2023 (First Full Week of September)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include September 4, 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)

  • US Open Tennis Championships - August 28 - September 10, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 4 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

  • 1803 - Sarah Childress Polk, American wife of James K. Polk, 14th First Lady of the United States from 1845-1849 (d. 1891)
  • 1901 - William Lyons, English businessman who co-founded Jaguar Cars (d. 1985)
  • 1958 - Dr. Drew Pinsky, American radio and television host
  • 1981 - Beyonce Knowles, American singer, songwriter (Destiny's Child)

Famous Deaths

  • 1991 - Dottie West, American country singer, songwriter, and actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006 - Steve Irwin, Australian zoologist and television host, killed by a stingray (The Crocodile Hunter) (b. 1962)
  • 2014 - Joan Rivers, actress, comedienne, writer, producer, television host (Fashion Police) (b. 1933)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1989 - Swedish Tennis player Bjorn Borg marries rock singer Loredana Berte
  • 1993 - American figure paid skater Jerod Swallow marries his partner Elizabeth Punsalen (Five time U.S. National Champions)
  • 1996 - Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft marries musician Colin Freeman
  • 2011 - Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush marries David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren

Quote of the Day

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

The month of September is Whole Grains Month!

Eating whole grains is a healthy diet habit to adopt, although the low carbohydrate diets have made many of us fearful of them!

Whole grains contain the whole grain kernel like 100% whole wheat flours, cracked wheat, oatmeal, popcorn, whole grain cornmeal, brown rice, barley, rye, wild rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth and other whole grains. They are full of fiber, iron, and B vitamins. Great choices! Learn to cook them all!

Find out more about understanding Healthy Grains and Grain guidelines from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website)

The month of September is Whole Grains Month!

This Day in History

  • 1781 - Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish settlers
  • 1812 - During the War of 1812, the Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire
  • 1882 - Thomas Edison's light bulb is tested when he flips the switch and lights one square mile of lower Manhattan.
  • 1886 - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona and ends the last major US-Indian war
  • 1888 - George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera and registers the trademark Kodak
  • 1893 - English author Beatrix Potter debuts the story of Peter Rabbit
  • 1923 - Maiden flight of the first US airship, the USS Shenandoah
  • 1941 - The USS Greer fires on German submarine U-652 after they attack their ship
  • 1998 - Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they are students at Stanford University
  • 2001 - Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort 
  • 2010 - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35am and causes widespread damage and several power outages

This Day in Music

  • 1976 - The Fleetwood Mac album from Fleetwood Mac hits #1 and is the first album with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks
  • 2002 - Kelly Clarkson becomes the first winner of American Idol

This Day in Sports

  • 1949 Marie Robie hits a 393 yard hole-in-one
  • 1950 - Darlington Raceway in South Carolina is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500 mile NASCAR race
  • 1972 - U.S. Swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals at a single Olympic Games
  • 1981 - The longest game at Fenway Park in Boston, is completed in 20 innings and ends with the Mariners scoring 8 and the Red Sox scoring 7
  • 1983 - Scott Michael Pellaton sets the barefood waterski speed record at 119.36 mph

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Snood (noun)

1. A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place. The flap of red skin on the beak of a male turkey.

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