September 15: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, September 15, 1997, the domain google.com was registered by Larry Page and Sergey Brin?

September 15th is the day we officially celebrate World Afro Day and Make A Hat Day.

We are now on the 258th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far! There’s only 107 days left until next year.

You’re going to be surprised by the number of interesting things that happened on September 15 in history. Historical events related sport, technology and movies are just a few things that you’re about to discover right here.

Did you know that on this day in 1997, the domain google.com was registered by Larry Page and Sergey Brin? The name originated from a misspelling of “googol,” which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 15th in history!

What Events Happened On September 15 In History?

2019 The UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson compared himself to The Hulk in his efforts to steer the country out of the European Union.

2018 A sea swimmer in his mid-twenties was bitten and killed by a shark near Newcomb Hollow Beach, Massachusetts, US.


1997 Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the domain name google.com.

OTD in 1997: Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the domain name google.com.

On September 4, 1998, Google was founded and operated from the garage of a friend's house in Menlo Park, California, US.

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1995 The psychological crime thriller movie “Se7en,” starring Morgan Freeman, premiered in New York.

The movie had a budget of $33 million and topped $327 million at the box office.

1987 Red Zhengfei founded Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in China.

OTD in 1987: Red Zhengfei founded Huawei Technologies Co.

1986 The drama TV show “L.A. Law” premiered on NBC.

1983 Michael Stewart, a victim of police brutality, was beaten and arrested in New York.

He died 13 days later while in a coma.

1978 The “Dodgers” baseball team became the first major league to bring in 3 million fans for the season.

1968 The Soviet Union launched Zond 5, the first spacecraft to successfully circle the moon and return to earth.

Zond 5, a Soyuz 7K-L1 spacecraft, was also the first to carry live animals on a mission to the moon: two tortoises and a collection of fruit fly eggs.

1916 Tanks were used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme, during World War I.

1835 Aboard the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin discovered the Galapagos Islands.

OTD in 1835: Aboard the HMS Beagle

The Beagle set off four years prior from Plymouth, England. On this day, the first European set foot on the Galapagos Islands, which marked the start of Darwin's research into the theory of evolution.

1795 The Invasion of the Cape Colony came to an end. The Dutch Cape Colony surrendered to the British after three months of battling.

1616 Spanish Catholic priest Joseph Calasanz started the first public and free school in Europe.

Calasanz founded the "Pious Schools," the first free school in Frascati, Italy, which Pope Paul V accepted to help encourage education for the poor.

Famous Quotes Said On September 15

Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.


“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”

– Albert Einstein

Famous People Born On September 15

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Tom Hardy. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1984 Prince Harry

British Prince

Prince Harry
38 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1977 Tom Hardy

English Actor

Tom Hardy
45 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1946 Tommy Lee Jones

American Actor

Tommy Lee Jones
76 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

1986 Heidi Pratt

American TV Personality

Heidi Pratt
36 years old
Born In:
Colorado, USA

Special Holidays On September 15

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

September 15: World Afro Day

World Afro Day

They’re big, they’re bold, and boy, do they make a statement! Afros may not be as fashionable anymore, but that just means they’re overdue a comeback! So if you’ve got the hair for it, tease it out into an afro today! Otherwise, you’d better be out there complimenting afros today!

September 15: National Make A Hat Day

National Make A Hat Day

Hats don’t just have to have a function; they can also be used to make a statement or just to have a little bit of fun! Whether you go all out and make a proper hat or simply fold a piece of paper into a crown, get involved with National Make A Hat Day today!

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By using big data, Wal-Mart determined that people stock up the most on strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer before a hurricane.

September 15 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on September 15 shares the same star sign, Virgo.

Virgos’ minds can work in mysterious ways. For example, they’re able to process information in a detailed, well-organized structure and can quickly identify errors or inconsistencies that generally go unnoticed by others.

People born in September all have the Sapphire birthstone. Sapphires are associated with royalty and romance. They’re said to symbolize fidelity and the soul.

If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around December 23rd, the year before.

Babies conceived on this day will be due around June 8, 2024.

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