September 9 Holidays and Observances, Events, History, Quote and More! (2023)

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Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on September 9, include:

  • Aunt's Day - September 9, 2023 (First Saturday After Labor Day)
  • Bonza Bottler Day
  • Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day - September 9, 2023 (First Saturday after Labor Day)
  • Care Bears Share Your Care Day
  • Farmer's Consumer Awareness Day - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • German Language Day - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)
  • International Buy a Priest a Beer Day
  • International Drive Your Studebaker Day - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)
  • International Sudoku Day
  • National Clean Out Your Garage Day - September 9, 2023 (Saturday afterLabor Day)
  • National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)
  • National Iguana Awareness Day - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)
  • National Lacemaking Day - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)
  • National Steak Au Poivre Day
  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Prairie Day - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)
  • Testers Day
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdoes Day
  • World First Aid Day - September 9, 2023 (Second Saturday in September)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include September 9, are:

  • Direct Support Professional Recognition Week - September 9-15
  • International Air Ambulance Week - September 4-10, 2023
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Day (In Pepin, Wisconsin) - September 9-10, 2023
  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week - September 3-9, 2023 (Second Week of September)
  • National Days of Prayer and Remembrance - September 8-10, 2023 (Friday - Sunday closest to 9/11)
  • National Waffle Week -September 3-9, 2023 (First Week of September)
  • Popcorn Days - September 8-10, 2023 (First Weekend after Labor Day)
  • 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 9, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our SeptemberHolidayspage 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
  • Great Reno Balloon Race- September 8-10, 2023 in Reno, Nevada, the World's Largest FREE Hot-Air Ballooning Event. (For more info, please see myGreat Reno Balloon Racepage on my Truckee Travel Guide website)
  • Invictus Games- September 9-16, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 9 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

  • 1828 - Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright (War and Peace) (d. 1910)
  • 1890 - Colonel Sanders, American businessman who founded KFC (d. 1980)
  • 1941 - Otis Redding, American singer, songwriter, and producer (Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay) (d. 1967)
  • 1941 - Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist who created the C programming language (d. 2011)
  • 1951 - Tom Wopat, American actor, singer, and director (The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • 1960 - Hugh Grant, English actor and producer (Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary)
  • 1969 - Rachel Hunter, New Zealand model and actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1000 - Olaf I, King of Norway
  • 1087 - William the Conqueror, English King (b. 1028)
  • 1398 - James I, King of Cyprus (b. 1334)
  • 1438 - Edward, King of Portugal (b. 1391)
  • 1513 - James IV, King of Scotland (b. 1473)
  • 1915 - Albert Spalding, American baseball player, and businessman who co-founded Spalding (b. 1850)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1979 - Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam) marries Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
  • 1995 - Singer Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) marries actor William Baldwin
  • 2012 - Actress Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) marries actor Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern)

Quote of the Day

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September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day!

Teddy Bears are probably the most beloved stuffed animal for children. They bring comfort, love and companionship to children!

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

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September 9th is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day!

Is it okay to mixpregnancy and alcohol? Common sense would say no, but what about the latest research? Researchers seem divided on the issue. Some say that moderate drinking will be okay, and others say that drinking two glasses of wine a week can be harmful to your baby! That is not a lot of alcohol ladies!

My question and I believe yours too should be, "Is alcohol really that important to me that I would chance my babies’ health?"

If you are unable to stop drinking, please seek help from your doctor. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome lasts a lifetime, and poses a great threat to your baby.

Find out more about what research shows about mixing pregnancy and alcohol from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

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This Day in History

  • 1543 - At nine months old, Mary Stuart is crowned Queen of Scots
  • 1776 - The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States
  • 1791 - Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States is named after President George Washington
  • 1839 - The first glass plate photograph is taken by John Herschel
  • 1850 - California is admitted as the thirty first U.S. State
  • 1850 - During the Compromise of 1850 a third of Texas's claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) are transferred to federal control in return for the U.S. Government assuming $10 million of Texas's pre-annexation debt
  • 1940 - George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer
  • 1942 - A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon during World War II
  • 1945 - The Empire of Japan formally surrenders to China
  • 1954 - A 6.7 Mw earthquake hits northern Algeria killing at least 1,243 people and injuring 5,000 more
  • 1965 - The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established
  • 1965 - Hurricane Betsy makes it second landfall near New Orleans, killing 76 and causing $1.42 billion in damages
  • 1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act into law
  • 1969 - The Official Languages Act makes French equal to English throughout the Federal government of Canada
  • 1991 - Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union
  • 2009 - The Dubai Metro is inaugurated as the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula
  • 2015 - Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom
  • 2016 - The government of North Korea conducts its fifth nurclear test

This Day in Music

  • 1956 - Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time
  • 1978 - Beast of Burden is released by The Rolling Stones
  • 1982 - Rush releases Signals, their ninth studio album, featuring the song Subdivision
  • 2000 - Cruisin, a duet by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis from their film Duets hits #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart (video below)
  • 2003 - John Mayer releases his second studio album, Heavier Things
  • 2006 - SexyBack, the lead single from Justin Timberlake's second solo album, Future Sex: LoveSounds hits #1 in America

This Day in Sports

  • 1987 - MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
  • 1989 - Steffi Graf retains her U.S. Open Women's Tennis title by beating Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Zealous (adjective)

1. Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.

Wishing You a Great Day Today!

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