September 13th is known as Fortune Cookie Day and Roald Dahl Day.
We’d like to welcome you to the 256th day of the year, with only 109 days left of this year.
Here you will learn all about September 13 with our hand-selected range of fun facts and historical events that all happened on this day throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1955, Velcro was patented by Swiss Engineer George de Mestral? He named his invention after the French words “velour” and “crochet,” which means “velvet hook.”
Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 13th in history!
What Events Happened On September 13 In History?
Famous People Born On September 13
Is today is your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Niall Horan! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
1993 Niall Horan
- 28 years old
- Born In:
- Mullingar, Ireland
1996 Lili Reinhart
- 25 years old
- Born In:
- Ohio, USA
Special Holidays On September 13
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Fortune Cookie Day
Roald Dahl Day
September 13 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Virgo.
Virgo is the sixth sign in the zodiac and is represented by the goddess of fertility and agriculture. Did you know that the brightest star in the Virgo constellation is called “Spica” and is the 15th brightest star in the sky?
If you were born in September, Sapphire is your assigned birthstone. Sapphire comes from the Greek word “sapheiros.” The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that wearing blue sapphires would protect the wearer from physical harm and envy.
For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on December 21 in the previous year.