What are the important events that happened on September 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 15 is the 258th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 2, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,505,433,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentacontaoctagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 157 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,729 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 15 Historical Events

  • 1556
    Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the “Department of Foreign Affairs”).
  • 1830
    The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
  • 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 1948
    The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mph.
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 1981
    Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1983
    Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
  • 2008
    Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1815
    Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (d. 1868)
  • 1863
    Horatio Parker, American composer (d. 1919)
  • 1909
    C.N.Annadurai, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1969)
  • 1925
    Forrest Compton, American actor
  • 1931
    Brian Henderson, Australian television presenter
  • 1933
    Monica Maughan, Australian actress (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1950
    Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V, the spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
  • 1958
    Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1966
    Sherman Douglas, American basketball player

Who died on September 15?

  • 1700
    André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (b. 1613)
  • 1830
    William Huskisson, English first rail fatality (b. 1770)
  • 1945
    André Tardieu, French statesman (b. 1876)
  • 1972
    Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1887)
  • 1978
    Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • 1993
    Ethan Allen, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 2003
    Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2009
    Troy Kennedy Martin, Scottish film and TV screenwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2011
    Frances Bay, Canadian actress (b. 1919)

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