Important Events of September.

The month September is named after Septem, Latin for ” seven.”

September is childhood cancer awareness month, gynecologic

cancer awareness month, national leukemia  and  lymphoma

cancer awareness  month,national ovarian cancer awareness month,

thyroid cancer awareness month, Hodgkin’s lymphoma awareness month,

blood cancer awareness month and prostate cancer awareness month.

Muscular Dystrophy awareness month.

Sports Eye safety Awareness month.

National heart awareness month.

National skin care awareness month.

National deaf awareness month.

National oral health month.

The month of  September was chosen to signify ”the autumn year” of life.

National Nutrition Week-September 1 to 7.

Anniversary of  hostage tragedy in the town of Breslan’s

school(in the neighbouring Russian  province of  North Ossetia);

338 hostages were killed and the gymnasium was gutted.

Life Insurance Corporation was  nationalized  on September 1,


His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabbupada

is regarded as the foremost vedic scholar, translator and teacher

of  modern era. He was born on 1st September, 1896 and expired on14,November 1977(81 years). He was the founder Acharya of the

ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness),

commonly known as the Hare Krishna Movement.He established
108 Krishna temples on 6 continents and installed the deity
of Lord Krishna in each center and trained his disciples
in the process of deity worship.

The official date for start of  World War II remains on September 1,

1939, when Hitler invaded Poland.

Disaster Prevention day. In Japan,(September 1,1923)the day  commemorates the Great Kants earthquake.

Labor Day is celebrated on first Monday of September in U.S.A.

Daughters Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September.

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is observed on last Wednesday in September.

The first observance of  Labor Day took place on September 5,1882

in New York city.

International coastal cleanup day is observed on 3rd Saturday of


September 2 is observed as World Coconut (tender)Day.

Vietnam became independent from France on September 2, 1945.

September 2(1973) is the birthday of Kannada film actor Sudeep.

Annie Besant(B:1 October 1847;D:20 September 1933) was

a prominent British socialist, who launched the All India Home Rule

league on September 3, 1916.

Japan surrenders  to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II on

2 September 1945.

Sadhana Shivdasani(B:2 September 1941;D: 25 December 2015)

was an Indian Bollywood actress.

September 3, 1976, is the birthday of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi.

Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev(B:3,September 1957) founded Isha Foundation

which offers Yoga programmes  around the world, in 1993 near Coimbatore.

September 4, 1952 is the birthday of Rishi Kapur,(Bollywood actor,

producer and director).He received the National Film Award(1971).

International Daughters Day is  observed on 4th Sunday of  September,

each year. The date of celebration of  daughters day, varies from country

to country.

Google, the most famous search engine was founded on September 4,1998

by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Birthday of  Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan  is on September 5, 1888.

He was a great teacher and philosopher. He wrote many books on

religion and philosophy.His birthday  is observed as Teachers Day

in India.He was the first Vice President of India (1952 to 1962)

and the second President of India(1962 to 1967).His birthday is

celebrated as ”Teachers Day” in India.

Mother Teresa has been declared ”Saint of Calcutta” by Pope

Francis on September 4, 2016  at a canonization ceremony held in

Vetican city. The canonization on September 4, comes on the

eve of her 19th death anniversary of Mother Teresa.

September 5 is the Death anniversary of Mother Teresa(B:26 August

1910 D: 5 September  1997).

Birthday of  Rakhesh Roshan  is on 6 September 1949. He is a (former)

Bollywood actor,producer and director.

September 6-National Read  A Book Day in U.S.A.

National Grand Parents Day is observed on first Sunday of

September after Labor Day (September 7).

Onam is celebrated in the beginning if the first month of Malayalam

Calendar(Kolla Varsham) called chingam. This month corresponds to

August-September in Gregorian calendar  and  Bhadrapada month in

Hindu calendar(September 7, 2014)

Ela Bhatt(B:1933, September 7)  founded Self-Employed

Women’s Association (SEWA) in 1972.She received the 1984 Right

Livelihood Award.

September 7-World Beard Day.

International Literacy Day is observed on 8, September as proclaimed  by

UNESCO on November 17, 1965.It was first celebrated in 1966.The

theme of International Literacy Day is ”Literacy and Sustainable Development”.

Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities

and societies.

Asha Bhonsle (born on September 8,1933) is an Indian playback singer

in Hindi cinema.

Monti fest (festival of New Paddy)is a catholic festival on September 8.

This festival celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.The feast of

new harvest coincides with the birthday of St.Mary.

September 8 to 14-Adult Learners Week.

Poornachandra Tejaswi(B:September 8, 1938;D:April 5, 2007) was the

son of Kuvempu.He was a prominent Kannada writer.

World Physiotherapy day-September 8.

The virgin Mary’s birthday-September 8.

M.V.Seetharamayya (B:September 9, 1910 D: 12, March 1990)was a scholar,

professor,researcher and a Kannada writer, recipient of the Sahitya Academy

Award in Kannada.His pen name was Raghava.

Leo Tolstoy (B: 9, September 1828 D:20 November 1910)  was a novelist,

short story writer, playwright and essayist.

Narayana Guru was a Hindu sant,Sadhu and social reformer of India.

(B: 9 September 1856 D:20 September 1928)

September 9-Teddy Bear Day.

In North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was

declared on September 9, 1948.

Tajikistan became independent on September 9, 1991.

Israel and the P L O(Palestine  Liberation Organization) agreed to

recognize each other, paving the way for a possible peaceful end

to the hundred year old conflict between Arabs and Jews in the

Mideast on September 9, 1993.

California became the 31st State of U.S. on September 9,1850.

The United States came into existence as the Continental Congress

changed the name of the new American nation from the united colonies.

September 10, 1967 is the birthday of Akshay Kumar, who was a

Bollywood actor.

September 10-World Suicide Prevention Day.

September 10, 2017, IRMA hurricane hits  Florida, America.

Govinda Vallabh Pant (B:10 September 1887 D:7 March 1961)

was an Indian politician and an veteran in dependence activist.

Kannada poet Dinakar Desai known as ”Chutuka(mini poems)Brahma”

was born on 10 September 1909 and died on 6 November 1982.

Vande Mataram  was adopted as National Song of  India at the

Varanasi session of the A. I.C.C. on 11  September.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah(B:25, December, 1876 D:11 September, 1948)

was a lawyer,politician and the founder of Pakistan.

National Day of Mourning in U.S.A.The terrorist attacks on

World Trade Centre on 11 September,2001 killed almost 3000 people.

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to

remember those who were injured or died during the

attacks in the U.S.September 11, 2001.

Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism

at the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago

on September 11, 1893.Universal Brotherhood day

is celebrated to commemorate this event.

First Sunday after Labor Day is celebrated as National Grand Parents

day in U.S.A.

September 12-National Video Games Day.

September 13-International  chocolate day.

Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th September because on this day

in 1949, the Constituent Assembly in India had adopted Hindi,

written in Devanagari script, as the Official Language of the Republic

of India.

September 14,2007-Indian Institution of Space Science and Technology

was inaugurated.

September 14-World First Aid Day.

Every year 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day  in India, in

memory of Sir Mokshagundam  Vishweshwarayya,(B:15 September

1861 D:12 April 1962) who was a notable engineer, scholar,

statesman and the Diwan of Mysore. He constructed Krishnarajasagar

dam in Mandya. He was the chief designer of the flood protection system

for the city of Hyderabad in Telangana.He was responsible for setting up of

industries and sectors such as iron and steel,soaps, silk. sugar, banking

and aeronautics.He also planned and built the ornamental ”Vrindavan”

Garden attached to the dam.

Birthday of Harry, son of Prince Charles and Diana is on 15th September 1984.

U.N.General Assembly in 1994 proclaimed 16 September as the International

Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer.

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhaya (B:15 September 1876 D:16 January 1938)

was a Bengali novelist and short story writer of early 20th century.

His works are Parineeta, Devdas, Biraj Bahu and Charitraheen.

His works have been made into some fifty films in many Indian languages.

Birthday of Hazarat Ali–15 September 601 AD.

M.S.Subbulakshmi,  (B: 16 September 1916.D:11 December 2004) was

a renowned Carnatic vocalist. She was the first Indian musician

to be awarded the ”Bharat Ratna” award.

Vishwakarma Puja is observed on Kanya Sankramana day as per

Hindu calendar(September 16, 2014). Vishwakarma is divine architect

and was the creator of many fabulous weapons for gods.

He built the holy city of Dwaraka where Shri Krishna ruled.

He also built the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas.He was born during

samudra manthan(churning of ocean of milk). He is mentioned in

the Rigveda and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of

mechanics and architecture.

September 16-World Ozone Day.

Narendra Damodar Modi (B:17 September 1950) is the 14th and

current Prime Minister of India in office since 26 May, 2014.

Maqbool Fida Hussain(B:17 September ,1915 D:9 June 2011) was

known for painting and  drawing. He was also a writer and film maker.

17 September: Hyderabad-Karnataka Liberation Day (w.e.f.1948.)

Vishnuvardhan(B:18 September, 1950 D:30 December 2009) was a

prominent Indian film actor. He was called the ”Phoenix of Indian cinema”.

He has acted in over 220 films including 200 in Kannada films.

Shabana Azmi  (B:18 September 1950) is  a former  Bollywood actress and

social activist. She was nominated in 1997 as a member of  Rajya Sabha,

the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

19th September–International Eat an Apple Day.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is observed on 19th September.

17th Asian Games began on  September 19, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.

The first international beauty contest was held on September 19,1888

at the Belgian resort of Spa. The titlle of ”Beauty Queen” was awarded to

the 18 year old Creole, contestant from Guadeloupe: Bertha Soucaret.

Jagmohan Dalmia, the chairman of BCCI(Board of Cricket Control in India)

and businessman from the city of Kolkata(Born:30 May 1940)

passed away on 20 September, 2015.

Birthday of Sophia Loren,(Hollywood actress)Italy’s living legend

(Born on September 20, 1934)

Manipur merged with India on 21, September, 1949.

U.N.General Assembly  has declared around the world on 21 September as the

”International  Day of  Peace ”, to strengthen the ideals of peace

both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme of ”International

Day of Peace” is ”Right of Peoples to Peace”.

Third Sunday in September  is Wife Appreciation Day.

4th Sunday of September is National Daughters Day.

28 September is World Daughters Day.

65 years ago on 21 September 1949, Manipur merged with India.

St.Matthew Feast Day is observed  on September 21 in the West

and November 16th in the East. He is the author of  first Gospel.

According to the Bible, he was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus

and according to Christian tradition , one of the 4 Evangelists.

P.Kalinga Rao(B:1914;D:September 21, 1981)was an Indian

singer of Bhava geethe and sugama sangeetha and composer

in Kannada language.

International Forgiveness Day-September 21.

Michael Faraday  (B:22 September 1791 D:25 August 1867) was an English

scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and

electro chemistr World Car Free Day is observed on September 22 to promote

more sustainable transport and to control traffic air pollution.

September 22 is National Singles Day/Singles Awareness Day in U.S.

September 23–Restless Legs Awareness Day.It is held on the

birth date of Professor Karl- Axel-Ekborn (23 September 1907).

He wrote and described the disease.

September 23, 1879-American inventor Richard Rhodes received

a patent for a hearing aid called audiphone.

September 23, 1846,-German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle

discovered the planet Neptune.

MOM(Mars Orbiter Mission) reached Mar’s orbit on Wednesday,

September 24, 2014. It was launched on 5, November 2013 by ISRO.

India is the first nation to reach Mar’s orbit on it’s first attempt and

the first Asian nation to do so.

Every year Meena Day is observed on 24 September to promote children’s

education.Created by UNICEF Bangladesh, 18 years ago, Meena is a

lively 9 year old animated girl character who champions the rights of

children (especially girls) in books, posters, films and web blogs.

Widely loved Meena is responsible  for teaching the children of South Asia

(Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan) about gender

discrimination and promoting social issues such as education, health,

hygiene and safety.

World Pharmacists Day on 25th September  to remember the foundation of

International Pharmaceutical Federation on September 25, 1912. The purpose

of the day is to encourage the role of Pharmacists in improving the health

of the people.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year falls on the Hebrew calendar

dates of 1 and 2 observed by Judaism and Jews. Rosh Hashanah 2014

began   in the evening of September 24 and ended in the evening of

September 26.

Daughters Day is celebrated on 4th Sunday of September.

Pandit Deenadayal Upadhyaya(B:25 September 1916 D:11, February 1968)

was an Indian philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, journalist

and  political activist. He was the icon of  integral humanism and most

important leader of  Bharatiya Jana Sangha, the forerunner of the present

day Bharatiya Janata Party.

September 25-World Dreams Day.People will celebrate the power

of dreams, goal and ideas to transform the world.

Dev Anand(B:26 September 1923 D:3 December 2011) was an Indian film actor,

writer of script, producer and director, known for his works in Hindi cinema.

T.S.Eliot(B:26 September 1888 D:4 January 1965) was a poet, essayist,

publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and one of the 20th century’s

major poets.

26 September is observed as ”the Day of the Deaf” in India.Every year in the

last full week of September, people around the world participate in activities

that aim to increase  awareness of issues facing the deaf.

26 September is ”Love Note Day”.

World Environmental Health Day.

Ishwara Chandra Vidyasagar(B:September 26, 1820;D:July 29, 1891)

was an Indian Bengali Polymath and key figure of the Bengal Renaissance.

Mata Amritanandamayi (B:27 September 1953) is known as the ”Hugging Saint”.

She is a Hindu spiritual leader and revered as ”Amma” by her followers.She was

born at Parayakadavu(now Amritpuri). Her birth-name  was  Sudhamani.

Amrit Someshwar(B:27 September 1935) is an author and Yakshagana scholar.

September 27 is World Tourism Day.

Yash Chopra(B:27 September, 1932;D:21 October 2012) was an

Indian film director and film producer.

Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh was founded at Nagpur by Keshav Baliram

Hedgewar on 27 September, 1925 as a social organization to

provide character training to the youths through Hindu discipline

and to unite the Hindu community.

Building of Taj Mahal was completed on September 27, 1654.

Regiment of Artillery in India was raised on 28 September 1827.

Gunners day commemorates the 187th anniversary of the Regiment of Artillery.

Bhagath Singh(B:28 September 1907 D:23 March 1931) was one of the most

influencial revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He was

hanged  along with Rajguru and Sukhdev .

National Police Memorial Day is celebrated on 28th September . It was

founded  in 2004 by Sergeant Joe  Holness.The day aims to remember

police  officers who  have been  killed or died on duty.

Ranbir Kapur(Born:1982)is an Indian actor.

September 28 is Family and Community day.

September 28,1929-Birthday of Latha Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer

and winner of Bharat Ratna award and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

September 28-World Rabies Day.

September 28-World Retina Day.

September -28-World daughters Day.

Horatio Nelson(B:29 September D:21 October 1805) was a British flag officer

famous for his service in the Royal  Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic

wars.His inspirational leadership resulted in a number of decisive naval victories.

Miquel De Cervantes(B:29 September 1547 D:22 April 1616) wrote ”Don Quixote”,

the first modern novel that became an international best seller.He was  a Spanish

novelist, poet and playwright.

World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that

heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming

17.3 million lives each year.The World Heart Foundation organizes

World Heart Day  on 29 September every year. The theme of 2014 is ”creating

heart healthy environment”.The International Heart Day spreads the news that

at least 80 percent of premature deaths from the cardiovascular disease could

be avoided  if 4 main risk factors-Tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical

inactivity  and harmful use of  alcohol-are controlled.

September 29 is International Coffee Day.

U.S.Senate has unanimously passed a  bipartisan Resolution  571 that

officially designates September 30, 2014  as ”U.S. and India Partnership


September 30 is Half Yearly Closing of  Bank Accounts.

September 30 is International Translation Day.

September 30, 1452-Gutenberg published the world’s first printed

book-The Bible.

September 30, 1898, the modern city of New York was established.


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