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September 20th

September 20th is the 263rd day of the year (264th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about September 20th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on September 20th

1778 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (Russian naval officer, cartographer, discovered Antarctic continent)

1878 Upton Sinclair (journalist, author)

1884 Maxwell Perkins (editor, publisher)

1899 Leo Strauss (philosopher)

1914 Kenneth More (actor)

1920 Jay Ward (cartoonist)

1929 Arnold Palmer (golf player)

Arnold Palmer

1934 Sophia Loren (actress)

Sophia Loren

1956 Gary Cole (actor)

1967 Kristen Johnston (actress)

1975 Asia Argento (actress)

1975 Moon Bloodgood (actress)

1977 Jon Bernthal (actor)

September 20th in History

480 BC Greeks defeat Persians at the Battle of Salamis.

1187 Saladin begins siege of Jerusalem.

1848 American Association for the Advancement of Science created.

1857 Indian Mutiny (known in India as "First War of Independence") ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops of the East India Company.

1881 Chester A. Arthur inaugurated as the 21st US President following the assassination of James Garfield the previous day.

Chester A. Arthur

1910 The ocean liner SS France is launched.

1946 First Cannes Film Festival is held.

1967 The ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched.

1979 Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Emperor of the Central African Empire is overthrown in a coup.

1982 National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.

1984 The 3D space trading computer game, Elite, goes on sale.

1990 South Ossestia declares its independence from Georgia.

2000 An unknown attacker fires a RPG-22 anti-tank missile at the MI6 building in Vauxhall, London.

2011 US military ends the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing openly homosexual and bisexual men and women to serve for the first time.

September 20th is also

Feast of Saint Eustace (Catholicism)

Feast of The Korean Martyrs (Catholicism)


People born on September 20th are Virgo


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