Holidays Calendar for September 25, 2014

Revolution Day, also known as Armed Forces Day, is a public holiday in Mozambique celebrated on September 25. It commemorates the day the Mozambican War of Independence officially started in 1964.

Hammer DeRoburt Day is a public holiday in Nauru. Celebrated on September 25, it was established to honor the country’s first president. Prior to 2020 the holiday was named National Youth Day.

On September 25, the Swiss celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas of Flüe (Bruderklausenfest). It is dedicated to a Swiss hermit, mystic and ascetic who was canonized in 1947 by Pope Pius XII and is the patron saint of Switzerland.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year celebrated on the first and second day of Tishrei, the first month of the civil year in the Hebrew calendar. It usually falls occurs in September or October in terms of the Georgian calendar.


In the Islamic Republic of Iran, most secular holidays are celebrated according to the Iranian calendar (Solar hijra), whereas most religious observances are held according to the Islamic calendar. For example, Imamzadeh Glorification Day is celebrated on 5 Dhu al-Qidah.


World Pharmacists Day is a global professional holiday observed annually on September 25. It was created to celebrate about four million people working in the pharmaceutical field around the globe and highlight their contribution to global health.

International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD) is observed every September 25 to raise awareness of a rare neurological disease among stakeholders and the general public, as well as to support people with ataxia, their families and caretakers.

Our dreams are what gives us the reason to move forward and hope for the future. On September 25, dreamers around the globe celebrate World Dream Day and encourage others not to be afraid of dreaming and making their dreams a reality.

World Lung Day is celebrated annually on September 25. It was created to raise awareness of the importance of lung health and educate the general public on the ways to prevent the most common respiratory diseases.

National Research Administrator Day is an unofficial professional day observed annually on September 25. It was created to recognize the contribution of research administrators and managers to supporting research.

World Horizontal Directional Drilling Day, also referred to as World Trenchless Technology Day, is an unofficial professional observance held on the fourth Thursday of September. It was created in 2016 at a seminar held by the International Association of Horizontal Directional Drilling Specialists.


September 25 is National Harki Day (also known as Day of National Recognition for the Harkis) in France. This observance was introduced in 2001 and it commemorates Harki, Muslim Algerian loyalists who served in French Army during the Algerian War (1954-1962).

September 25 is National Comic Book Day in the USA. This day is very important to all comic book fans, lovers and collectors.

National Lobster Day is celebrated more than once a year: some observe it on June 15, others prefer the date of September 25. Although the most popular way to eat lobster is boiled and dipped in melted butter, National Lobster Day is a perfect occasion for you to try something new.

September 25 is a holiday for all of you seafood lovers out there. It is the National Crab Meat Newburg Day.

If you love Mexican food (and who doesn’t?), go out to your favorite Mexican restaurant on September 25 to celebrate National Quesadilla Day. This unofficial holiday was created to honor one of the most iconic Mexican dishes.

World Maritime Day is an annual United Nations observance organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It is celebrated during the last week of September, the exact date is appointed each year.


This Day in History

  • 2012 Died: Andy Williams, American singer. He recorded 44 albums, 17 of which became Golden and 3 Platinum. His career peaked in 1971, when he recorded Speak Softly, Love, that was written for the Godfather film.
  • 2011 Died: Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist. In 2004 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.
  • 2003 Died: Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and finance educator. In 1985 he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work on household savings and the dynamics of financial markets.
  • 2002 A bolide fell down near the town of Bodaybo in Siberia. The impact was accompanied by a series of flashes, that were similar to Tunguska event, only they were much weaker.
  • 1992 NASA launched the Mars Observer, the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. The probe, that cost $511 million, would fail 11 months later.
  • 1987 Died: Mary Astor, American actress, best remembered for the role as Brigit O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon. Although she enjoyed a great success, she won only one Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1986 Died: Nikolay Semyonov, Russian physicist, known for his outstanding work on the mechanism of chemical transformation, including analysis of the application of the chain theory to varied reactions and to combustion process. This work brought him Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1956.
  • 1983 38 prisoners armed with six handguns hijacked a prison meals truck and smashed their war out of the Maze prison in Northern Ireland. This was the largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.
  • 1979 Died: Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, singer and actor. He was one of the most beloved singers and sportsmen in Finland. In 1948 he became the Olympic Champion in the javelin.
  • 1978 Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 en route from Sacramento to San Diego, California, collided in mid-air with a private Cessna 172. 144 people (including 7 on ground) were killed.
  • 1970 Died: Erich Maria Remarque, German author, one of the most-read writers of the 20th century. He is best known for novels All Quiet on the Western Front, Three Comrades, Arch of Triumph etc.
  • 1969 Born: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, American guitarist, songwriter, one of the co-leading guitarists in Guns N' Roses from 2006 till 2014.
  • 1969 Born: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh-American actress and singer, winner of Academy Awards and BAFTA awards. She starred in musical Chicago, Intolerable Cruelty, Ocean's Twelve, The Legend of Zorro, Side Effects etc.
  • 1968 Died: Cornell Woolrich, American novelist and short story writer. He was one of the best crime writers of his days and many his stories were adapted during the 1940s for Suspense and other dramatic radio programs.
  • 1968 Born: Will Smith, American actor, producer, rapper, one of the most powerful actors in Hollywood. He rose to prominence as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince and started his acting career in the 1990s. As an actor he is known for roles in Independence Day, Men in Black, Enemy of the State, Wild Wild West, I, Robot, I Am Legend, After Earth etc.
  • 1959 A Buddhist monk Talduwe Somarama mortally wounded Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Bandaranaike died the next day and Somarama was hanged on July 7, 1962.
  • 1952 Born: Christopher Reeve, American actor, film director, author, activist, best known for portraying the comic book superhero Superman in original Superman and its sequels.
  • 1951 Born: Mark Hamill, American actor, voice actor, and author. He is best known for portraying Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, beginning with the 1977 film Star Wars (retroactively retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope).
  • 1949 Born: Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish film director, producer, screenwriter. He rose to prominence during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and achieved international prominence for films Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, High Heels, Live Flesh, The Skin I Live In etc.
  • 1944 Born: Michael Douglas, American actor and producer, winner of four Golden Globes, two Academy Awards and an Emmy Award. He is best known for roles in films The Streets of San Francisco, Romancing the Stone, Fatal Attraction, The War of the Roses, The American President, Wonder Boys, Solitary Man.
  • 1942 A Swiss Police Instruction closed the borders of Switzerland to Jews, who tried to escape Nazi persecution. The instruction stated that race alone couldn't be the reason to justify political refuge, thus thousands of Jews were sent away.
  • 1932 Born: Adolfo Suárez, Spanish lawyer and politician, the first democratically elected Prime Minister after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. He was the key figure in the country's transition to democracy.
  • 1915 Born: Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg, American spy. Together with her husband Julius Rosenberg she was executed for conspiracy to commit espionage relating to passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
  • 1906 Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres y Quevedo successfully demonstrated the use of Telekino in presence of the king and before a great crowd in Bilbao, Spain. He guided a boat from the shore, this even is considered to be the birth of the remote control.
  • 1897 Born: William Faulkner, American writer, author of novels, short stories and poetry. He is one of the most celebrated American authors, best known for novels The Reivers, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying and Light in August. In 1949 he was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1866 Born: Thomas Hunt Morgan, American biologist, geneticist, and scientific author. In 1933 he was awarded a Nobel Prize for discoveries elucidating the role that chromosomes play in heredity.
  • 1849 Died: Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer of Romantic music who is best known for his waltzes. His most famous piece is the Radetzky March.
  • 1790 The Four Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday. This day is considered to be the birthday of Peking opera.
  • 1789 The US Congress approved the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. After being ratified by the states, these amendments became known as the Bill of Rights, giving the citizens of the USA the rights to freedom of speech, bear arms, and practice any religion.
  • 1777 Died: Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, remembered for his important contributions to the subjects of mathematics, physics, philosophy, astronomy, and map projections. He is best known for demonstrating the irrationality of Pi and as the father of Euclid's geometry.
  • 1690 The first multi-page newspaper in the Americas, Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, was published by Benjamin Harris. The newspaper was shut down by the government before the second issue could be published.