Holidays Calendar for September 6, 2018

Armed Forces Day (Dia das Forças Armadas) is one of the public holidays in São Tomé and Príncipe. It is celebrated on September 6 to honor the country's military and raise awareness of the issues the small force has to face.

Unification Day is a Bulgarian public holiday celebrated on September 6. It commemorates the unification of the principality of Bulgaria and the Ottoman province of Eastern Rumelia in 1885.

Independence Day in Eswatini is celebrated on September 6. This national holiday commemorates the independence of the Kingdom of Eswatini, then known as Swaziland, from Great Britain in 1968.

Bonaire Flag Day is an official holiday on the island of Bonaire, which is part of the Caribbean special municipalities of the Netherlands, along with Sint Estatius and Saba. Flag Day in Bonaire is celebrated on September 6.

Administrative Service Center Employee Day is an official professional holiday in Ukraine, celebrated annually on September 6. The first unofficial celebration took place in 2019, but it took the Ukrainian government two more years to officially approve the holiday.

Engineers of Tanzania annually participate in a two-day celebration of Engineer's Day, held on the first Thursday and Friday in September. This is the biggest annual event for all engineers from all fields.


National Read a Book Day is celebrated on September 6. Although the holiday originated in the United States, just like many other unofficial “national days”, it is celebrated by book lovers around the world.

September 6 is celebrated in Pakistan as Defense Day. This national day commemorates the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. It was established to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the war.

Elcano Day is observed in the Basque Country (an autonomous region of Spain) on September 6. It was created to honor the Basque navigator Juan Sebastián Elcano, who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth.

Jeûne genevois (Genevan fast or Genevan patriotic fast) is a public holiday in the Swiss canton of Geneva. It is celebrated every year on the Thursday following the first Sunday of September.


September 6 is the holiday for all of you coffee maniacs and ice cream lovers out there as it is the National Coffee Ice Cream Day.

Bravehearts Day, formerly known as White Balloon Day, is an annual nationwide awareness campaign held in Australia. It was launched to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and help children affected by sexual assault.

This Day in History

  • 2021 Died: Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s and one of the biggest French film stars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
  • 2019 Died: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
  • 2018 Died: Burt Reynolds, American actor, director and producer. His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Boogie Nights
  • 2012 A fishing boat carrying illegal migrants from Middle East hit rocks and sank in Baradan Bay, İzmir Province, Turkey, killing 61 people.
  • 2008 Died: Anita Page, American film actress who rose to prominence during the last years of the silent film era. She retired from acting in 1936.
  • 2007 Died: Luciano Pavarotti, renowned Italian operatic tenor who is widely considered to be one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
  • 1998 Died: Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor who is considered one of the most influential filmmakers of all time.
  • 1997 The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales took place in London. The ceremony in Westminster Abbey was attended by two thousand people.
  • 1994 Died: James Clavell, Australian-born British novelist, screenwriter, and film director primarily known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels.
  • 1991 The name of the second largest city in Russia was changed from Leningrad to Saint Petersburg, which was its original name given by Peter the Great.
  • 1985 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105 crashed just after takeoff from General Mitchell Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing all the 31 people on board.
  • 1983 Born: Pippa Middleton, English socialite, author, and columnist. She is best known as the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
  • 1974 Born: Justin Whalin, American actor best known for his role as Jimmy Olsen in the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
  • 1972 During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team were killed by the Palestinian group Black September.
  • 1971 Born: Dolores O'Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of The Cranberries, a rock band formed in 1990.
  • 1966 Died: Margaret Sanger, American social reformer, sex educator, and nurse who founded the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
  • 1962 Died: Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer. He is best known for his collaboration with Bertolt Brecht and as the author of the anthem of the GDR.
  • 1961 Born: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Norwegian musician,singer, and songwriter best known as the main songwriter and guitarist in the pop band A-ha.
  • 1955 The Istanbul pogrom, also known as the Istanbul riots, began. It was a government-sponsored pogrom directed chiefly at the Greek minority.
  • 1952 The Universal Copyright Convention was adopted in Geneva, Switzerland. It was developed as an alternative to the 1886 Berne Convention.
  • 1943 The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education was founded in Monterrey, Mexico. It is one of the largest universities in Latin America.
  • 1943 Born: Roger Waters, English musician, singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He is best known as the co-founder of Pink Floyd.
  • 1939 Died: Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator, known for illustrating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens etc.
  • 1907 Died: Sully Prudhomme, French poet and essayist who was awarded the 1901 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming its first winner.
  • 1906 Born: Luis Federico Leloir, Argentine physician and biochemist who won the 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of sugar nucleotides.
  • 1902 Died: Frederick Abel, English chemist. One of the most important of his investigations had to do with the manufacture of nitrocellulose.
  • 1892 Born: Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist who was awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physics for his investigations of the upper atmosphere.
  • 1870 69-year-old Louisa Ann Swain of Lutherville, Maryland became the first woman in the United States to vote in a general election.
  • 1860 Born: Jane Addams, American social and political activist, social worker, author, and intellectual who was awarded the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1808 Born: Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian religious and military leader who led the struggle against the French colonial invasion in Algeria.
  • 1782 Died: Martha Jefferson, the wife of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. He became president after her death.
  • 1766 Born: John Dalton, English chemist, physicist and meteorologist, best known for his research into color blindness, also known as Daltonism.
  • 1522 Ferdinand Magellan's voyage of circumnavigation ended when the Victoria returned to Spain, becoming the first vessel to circumnavigate the world.