Holidays Calendar for September 10, 2016

September 10 is National Day in Belize. This holiday celebrates the day, when Belize gained independence from Spain in 1798.

People of Gibraltar annually celebrate National Day on September 10. This first celebration took place in 1992 and a year later the holiday was given an official status.

World First Aid Day is a global observance held on the second Saturday in September. It was instituted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2000 and has been celebrated each year ever since.


Day of Ukrainian Cinema is the professional holiday of all Ukrainian film industry employees, from actors and directors to support staff. It is celebrated on the second Saturday in September. The holiday was established by President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma in 1996.


Day of Physical Culture and Sport is a Ukrainian holiday that has been observed on the second Saturday in September since 1994. It is celebrated by professional athletes, coaches, PE teachers, amateur sportsmen, and sports enthusiasts throughout the country.


Day of Energy Industry Workers is an official professional holiday in Turkmenistan celebrated on the second Saturday in September. It was established in 2003 as Day of the Employees of the Oil, Gas, Energy and Geological Industries, but its name was shortened for the sake of convenience.


Many countries around the world celebrate Teachers' Day to show respect and appreciation for the work the teachers and educators do every day. The People's Republic of China annually celebrates Teachers' Day on September 10.

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day is an annual United States observance that falls on the first Saturday after Labor Day. It is designed to encourage participation of American citizens in the cleanup of federal lands.


September is Amerindian Heritage Month in Guyana. During the whole month people of Guyana celebrate the Amerindian heritage, the heritage of the indigenous people. And one of the most important dates is September 10, that marks Amerindian Heritage Day.

The National TV Dinner Day is celebrated on September 10 throughout the United States. A TV dinner is a prepackaged chilled or frozen meal that requires very little preparation. It usually comes as a single-serving meal.

World Suicide Prevention Day is annually observed on September 10. This observance was initiated by the Intentional Association for Suicide Prevention in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Mental health.

Adults of Honduras congratulate children with their holiday Children's Day (or Día de los Niños, as it's called there) on September 10 every year. This holiday is very popular and children have and get everything without excuse, just because it's their day.

This Day in History

  • 2014 The first Invictus Games began at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England. It is an international Paralympic-style event.
  • 2008 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was launched in CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). It is the largest and most powerful particle collider in the world.
  • 2007 Died: Anita Roddick, British businesswoman and activist, best known as the founder of the cosmetic company The Body Shop (1976).
  • 2006 Died: Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga from 1965 until his death. He wielded great political authority and influence in the government.
  • 2003 Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Anna Lindh was fatally stabbed while shopping in central Stockholm. She died the following day.
  • 2001 Died: Cliff Robertson, American actor whose prolific career spanned over six decades. He received the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • 1983 Died: Felix Bloch, Swiss-American physicist who was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Edward Mills Purcell.
  • 1980 Born: Mikey Way, American musician who served as bassist of the rock band My Chemical Romance from 2001 until their split in 2013.
  • 1979 Died: Agostinho Neto, Angolan revolutionary, politician and statesman who served as the 1st President of Angola from 1976 until his death.
  • 1977 Tunisian immigrant Hamida Djandoubi became the last person to be executed in France. He was executed by guillotine for the torture and murder.
  • 1976 British Airways Flight 476 and Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 550 collided near Zagreb (then Yugoslavia), killing all 176 people aboard both flights.
  • 1975 Died: George Paget Thomson, English physicist who was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Clinton Joseph Davisson.
  • 1968 Born: Guy Ritchie, English filmmaker whose best known films include Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Sherlock Holmes and its sequel.
  • 1967 A sovereignty referendum was held in Gibraltar. The overwhelming majority of voters chose to remain under British sovereignty.
  • 1960 Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic Marathon, running barefoot. Four years later, he also won the 1964 Olympic Marathon.
  • 1960 Born: Colin Firth, English actor of stage and screen best known for his roles in Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones's Diary, The King's Speech etc.
  • 1958 Born: Chris Columbus, American filmmaker known for such films as Home Alone and its sequel, Mrs. Doubtfire, the first two films in the Harry Potter series.
  • 1949 Born: Bill O'Reilly, American television host, columnist, author and political commentator. Since 1996, he has been hosting The O'Reilly Factor.
  • 1941 Born: Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese video game designer best known for developing the Game Boy and Game & Watch handheld systems.
  • 1939 Born: Cynthia Lennon (née Powell) the first wife of John Lennon of the Beatles and mother of his elder son Julian. They met in college.
  • 1933 Born: Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer, artist and photographer known for working with Chanel and Fendi. He also has its own label.
  • 1919 The Allies of WWI and Austria signed the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
  • 1919 Died: J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher. He is known as the editor of The Bulletin and the founder of the Archibald Prize.
  • 1897 19 unarmed striking mine workers were killed by sheriff's posse at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania (the Lattimer massacre).
  • 1892 Born: Arthur Compton, American physicist who was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Charles Thomson Rees Wilson.
  • 1797 Died: Mary Wollstonecraft, English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. She is also known as the mother of Mary Shelley.
  • 1748 Died: Venerable Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, also known as Mother Ignacia, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1638 Born: Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen consort of France and Navarre as the wife of King Louis XIV. She was famed for her virtue and piety.
  • 1604 Died: William Morgan, Welsh bishop best known as the translator of the first version of the whole Bible into Welsh from Greek and Hebrew.
  • 1509 A 7.2 magnitude earthquake, known as the Lesser Judgement Day, occurred in the Sea of Marmara near Constantinople, killing 10,000 people.