Holidays Calendar for September 30, 2016

National Youth Day is a public holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands observed on the last Friday in September. It is celebrated to honor the youth of the Turks and Caicos Islands that represents the future of the nation.


Agricultural Reform Day (Dia da Reforma Agrária) is one of the public holidays in São Tomé and Príncipe. It is celebrated on September 30. The holiday commemorates the nationalization of the largest plantations that took place in 1975.

Botswana Day is the national day of the Republic of Botswana celebrated on September 30. It commemorates the independence of Botswana from the United Kingdom in 1966.

On the last Friday in September, citizens of the Marshall Islands celebrate Manit Day, also known as Culture Day or Custom Day. This public holiday celebrates Marshallese culture and heritage.


International Translation Day is an annual observance held on September 30. It was formally established by the International Federation of Translators in 1991, although the celebrations have been held since 1953.

Blasphemy Day is an observance aimed at encouraging people to freely express criticism of religion and blasphemy laws that exist in some countries. It was founded in 2009 by the Center for Inquiry. The observance is held on September 30.

Day of Justice Bodies Employees is an official professional holiday in Kazakhstan celebrated on September 30. It was established in 2012 by the Law “On Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan” and the Presidential Decree “On Professional and Other Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

Arbor Day in the United States Virgin Islands is celebrated on the last Friday in September. The holiday originated in the late 19th century in the American state of Nebraska, it is celebrated to help people appreciate the importance of trees for our environment.


Day of Libraries is an annual Ukrainian holiday celebrated on September 30. It was officially established in 1998 by the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.

On September 30, Mexicans celebrate the birthday of José María Morelos who is regarded as the national hero and one of the founding fathers of the Mexican nation. Morelos' birthday is a civic holiday, which means that it is observed nationwide, but employees are not given a paid day off.

Western world is familiar with sandwiches, while butterbords are unknown. However, they are known in Germany, where this special dish comes from. This dish saw a steady decline but since 1999 it's being revived by celebrating Butterbrod Day on the last Friday in September.


On September 30, the National Hot Mulled Cider Day is celebrated throughout the United States. It is the perfect occasion to enjoy a cup or two of warm spiced cider in cool weather.

Boy's Day (Dzień Chłopaka) is an informal holiday celebrated in Poland on September 30. Although the celebration is unofficial, it is quite popular among high school and university students.

On September 30 every year, Ukrainians mark Adoption Day. The holiday dedicated to all adoptive parents, foster parents, and guardians was added to the Ukrainian holiday calendar in 2008 and was first celebrated in 2009.

This Day in History

  • 2014 Died: Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate for discovery of the tau lepton in 1995.
  • 2012 Died: Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, Olympic champion, a two-time World champion and a four-time Canadian national champion. She's the only Canadian figure skater who's won the Olympic ladies' singles gold medal.
  • 2011 Died: Ralph M. Steinman, Canadian immunologist, best remembered for discovery of the dendritic cell and coining its term. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for this discovery in 2011.
  • 2009 An earthquake stroke the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, causing death of 1,115 people and injure of other 3,000. Around 135,000 houses were severely damaged.
  • 2004 The first images of a live giant squad in its natural habit were taken 600 miles sough of Tokyo.
  • 2003 Died: Robert Kardashian, American attorney and businessman, who gained national acclaim during Simpson's 1995 murder trial. All his four children Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert have also become well known public figures.
  • 1999 A serious criticality accident occurred in a JCO nuclear plant, when workers of the plant were preparing a small batch of fuel for experimental fast breeder reactor. This accident is the second-worst nuclear accident after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011.
  • 1998 Died: Robert Lewis Taylor, American author, winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1959 for his novel The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. His book became the basis for a short-running television series in 1963-1964.
  • 1996 The United States Congress passed an Amendment, banning the possession of firearms for people who were convicted of domestic violence, even misdemeanor level.
  • 1994 Died: André Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist, best known for discovery of how some viruses infect bacteria. This discovery brought him the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1965.
  • 1993 An earthquake stroke Latur and Osmanabad districts of Marathwada in Maharashtra state, India at 3:56 a.m. local time. Approximately 10,000 people died and 30,000 injured.
  • 1990 Died: Patrick White, English-born Australian writer, widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1990 Dalai Lama unveiled the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights (also known as the Human Rights Monument) in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, ceremoniously walking through the archway of the monument.
  • 1985 Died: Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist, most famous for the creation of the Richter magnitude scale.
  • 1968 The Boeing 747 was shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory. The first flight of this jet took place on February 9, 1969.
  • 1964 Born: Monica Bellucci, Italian actress and model, the face of Dolce & Gabbana since 2012. Her acting career began in the 1990s and she played in Tears of the Sun, The Matrix Reloaded, The Passion of the Christ, The Brothers Grimm, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
  • 1961 Born: Eric Stoltz, American actor, director and producer, known for playing the role of Rocky Dennis in the biographical drama film Mask. He also appeared in a number of mainstream films including Some Kind of Wonderful, Pulp Fiction, Kicking and Screaming, Killing Zoe.
  • 1955 Died: James Dean, American actor, cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement. He played in films Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant that defined his stardom before his premature death in a traffic accident.
  • 1951 Born: Barry Marshall, Australian physician, best known for discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori that causes ulcer. This discovery reversed the medical doctrine that ulcer is caused by stress, spicy food, and acid. His work brought him the Nobel Prize in 2005.
  • 1941 German Einsatzgruppe C completed Babi Yar massacre that started on September 29 in Kiev, Ukraine. During two days 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation.
  • 1939 Born: Jean-Marie Lehn, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate for synthesis of cryptands. His discovery enabled the launch of now flourishing field of supramolecular chemistry.
  • 1928 Born: Elie Wiesel, Jewish-born American professor and activist, author of 57 books. He is best remembered for the book Night that is based on his experience as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for speaking out against violence, repression, and racism.
  • 1921 Born: Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress, winner of Golden Globe, Cannes Film Award, BAFTA and Academy Honorary Award. She performed in such films as The King and I, An Affair to Remember, Quo Vadis, Black Narcissus, King Solomon's Mines, The Sundowners etc.
  • 1905 Born: Ann Jarvis, American activist and community organizer during the American Civil War era. She is best remembered for her efforts in the establishment of Mother's Day in the USA. This holiday spread to other countries of the world and now it's celebrated by almost every nation.
  • 1891 Died: Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician, a very popular public figure during the Third Republic. The peak of his political career fell on 1889, he was so powerful that his opponents feared Boulanger could establish himself as a new dictator.
  • 1882 Born: Hans Geiger, German physicist, best known for the invention of the Geiger counter that was made in collaboration with Ernest Rutherford.
  • 1882 Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
  • 1861 Born: William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, known as the founder of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. The company originally sold products like soap and baking powder, but in 1892 chewing gum was added into each pack of baking powder. Eventually chewing gum became more popular than baking powder, and the company reoriented to produce only chewing gum.
  • 1800 Born: Decimus Burton, English architect and garden designer, most often associated with projects in classical style in London parks. His best known projects include Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Zoo, Wellington Arch, Pharos Lighthouse.
  • 1791 Mozart's last opera The Magic Flute debuted at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.