September 14th is Gobstopper Day as well as Eat A Hoagie Day.
Today is the 258th day of the year, and there’s only 108 days remaining of the year in 2024.
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 fun & interesting facts about September 14th in history!
What memorable events happened on September 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Singer Selena Gomez shared on Instagram that she had a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 23, 2011 (Age 27)
50 years old
34 years old
76 years old
Northern Ireland, UK
Unfortunately, September 14th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
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.
Sep 14, 2009 (Age 57)
William McKinley was an American president born on January 28, 1843. He died on this day in 1901, at age 58 in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Sep 14, 1901 (Age 58)
New York, USA
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your 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?
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!
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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.”
Birthday & Zodiac
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, 2024, will likely be born around June 7th, 2025.