September 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, September 14, 1959, the Luna 2 spacecraft from the Soviet Union intentionally crashed into the moon?

September 14th is Gobstopper Day as well as Eat A Hoagie Day.

Today is the 257th day of the year, and there’s only 108 days left of the year.

If today is special to you, you’re going to love to know what events happened on this day that makes it truly a unique day. Here you’ll also find facts about this day, and which celebrities were born on September 14.

Did you know that on this day in 1959, the Luna 2 spacecraft from the Soviet Union intentionally crashed into the moon? This made it the first human-made artifact to reach the moon.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 14th in history!

What Events Happened On September 14 In History?

2017 Singer Selena Gomez shared on Instagram that she had a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus.

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2015 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at school after bringing in a homemade clock, which was mistaken for a bomb.

Mohamed's English teacher at a school in Irving, Texas, reported the clock to the principal after suspecting it to be a bomb. Police were called, and Mohamed was arrested. The clock incident caused an uproar about racial profiling and Islamophobia in Texas.

1985 The American sitcom “The Golden Girls” premiered on NBC.

OTD in 1985: The American sitcom "The Golden Girls" premiered on NBC.

1975 Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Anne Seton as the first American saint.

Elizabeth was born before the foundation of the United States of America in 1774 in the province of New York and spent her life devoted to good deeds in the service of God. One of the main reasons she was beatified was that when a nun prayed to her in 1952 to cure a child of leukemia, the child was miraculously healed.

1963 Mary Ann Fischer gave birth to quintuplets, who became the first US quintuplets to survive past infancy.

On this day, Mary gave birth to four girls and one boy.

1959 The Luna 2 spacecraft by the Soviet Union became the first human-made artifact to land on the moon’s surface.


1956 The IBM 305 RAMAC commercial computer was announced to the public.

More than 1,000 units were sold at an introductory rate of $3,200 per month, which is equivalent to almost $30,000 a month in today's money.

1949 Hindi became the official language of India.

This day is now celebrated yearly as a national holiday and is known as Hindi Day.

1939 The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 became the first successful helicopter to fly.

OTD in 1939: The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 became the first successful helicopter to fly.

1829 The Ottoman Empire signed the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, which ended the Russo-Turkish War.

1752 Britain skipped ten days of the Calendar from September 3 to September 13, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar starting on this day.


1716 Boston Light was illuminated for the first time.

OTD in 1716: Boston Light was illuminated for the first time.

The Boston Light was the first lighthouse built in North America and located on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.

Famous People Born On September 14

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Andrew Lincoln? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1983 Amy Winehouse

English Singer

Amy Winehouse
Died On:
Jul 23, 2011 (Age 27)
Born In:
England, UK

1973 Andrew Lincoln

English Actor

Andrew Lincoln
49 years old
Born In:
England, UK
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1989 Logan Henderson

American Actor

Logan Henderson
33 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

1947 Sam Neill

New Zealand Actor

Sam Neill
75 years old
Born In:
Northern Ireland, UK

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1952 - 2009 Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze was an American actor born on August 18, 1952. He died on this day in 2009, at age 57 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1843 - 1901 William McKinley

William McKinley

William McKinley was an American president born on January 29, 1843. He died on this day in 1901, at age 58 in Buffalo, New York, USA.

Special Holidays On September 14

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

September 14: Gobstopper Day

Gobstopper Day

For a child, there’s really nothing more incredible than a seemingly never-ending candy. No matter how much you lick or suck on them, gobstoppers just go on forever. So whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, it doesn’t matter; suck on a gobstopper today and see how long it lasts!

September 14: National Eat A Hoagie Day

National Eat A Hoagie Day

Whether you call it a hoagie, a sub, a grinder, or a po’boy, celebrating today couldn't be simpler. While they’re all slightly different, the idea is the same - a long bread roll cut lengthwise and filled with meat, cheese, and vegetables. So what fillings will you try today in your hoagie?

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Fun Fact Of The Day

There’s no period in “Dr. Pepper.” It was removed because the old logo font made it look like “Di: Pepper.”

September 14 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on September 14th all share the Virgo star sign.

Virgo is commonly the most detail-oriented of the zodiac signs. Virgos are practical, analytical, and hard-working. They’re good at knowing where to look for the core of any problem.

Sapphire is the birthstone given to people born in September. One of the largest sources for Sapphire is in Queensland, Australia. Did you know that the Sapphire has been the official state gem of Queensland since 1985?

Those who were born on September 14th were likely conceived the previous year on December 22nd.

A baby that is conceived on September 14th, 2023, will likely be born around June 7th, 2024.

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