34 fun facts for September, 19

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 19th is a date packed with history, including the celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, Australia's Day of the Tradesman, and the U.S. National Gymnastics Day. From the tragic death of President James A. Garfield to the premieres of popular television shows like "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Friends", September 19th has been a day of remembered moments throughout the years.
34 Fun facts
  1. In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby. Hauptmann was found guilty and executed by the electric chair in 1936.
  2. "Talk Like a Pirate Day" is internationally recognized on September 19th, promoting the use of pirate vernacular for fun and humor. It was created by friends John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995.
  3. September 19th is considered the "Day of the Tradesman" in Australia. This day recognizes and celebrates the contributions and skills of tradespeople, including builders, electricians, plumbers, and other skilled workers.
  4. In 1970, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", a popular American sitcom about a single woman working in a newsroom, premiered on September 19th. The show won multiple Emmy Awards and is considered a classic in television history.
  5. On September 19, 1881, President James A. Garfield died from complications caused by an assassination attempt on July 2. He was the second U.S. president to be assassinated.
  6. In 1957, the United States conducted its first underground nuclear test called "Rainier" in Nevada on September 19th.
  7. In 1988, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat both addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 19th.
  8. On September 19, 1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev met with then U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower during Khrushchev's visit to the United States.
  9. In 1970, the last episode of TV Western "Lancer" aired on September 19th, marking the end of an era for the popular genre.
  10. On September 19, 1796, President George Washington's farewell address was published in the "American Daily Advertiser" after being rejected by two other newspapers.
  11. The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs began on September 19th, 2004, marking a new playoff format that includes multiple elimination rounds leading to a championship race.
  12. In 1961, on September 19th, Betty and Barney Hill reported that they had been abducted by extraterrestrials. Their account became one of the most famous UFO abduction stories ever told.
  13. On September 19, 1960, Mario Lemieux, a retired Canadian ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was born. Lemieux is considered one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.
  14. On September 19, 1985, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City, killing thousands of people and causing widespread damage.
  15. In 1960, Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara visited the United States and delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 19.
  16. In 1994, American sitcom "Friends" premiered on September 19th, which became a cultural phenomenon and one of the most popular TV shows in history.
  17. The Madrid train bombings of 2004 were commemorated by a bombing victims' monument opened in the Atocha train station on September 19, 2007.
  18. On September 19, 1982, the first recorded use of the emoticons :-) and :-( occurred on a message board, introduced by Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University.
  19. In 1955, Juan Perón, a controversial Argentine military and political figure, was overthrown in a military coup and forced into exile on September 19th.
  20. September 19th is "National Gymnastics Day" in the United States, which celebrates the sport and encourages young people to participate in gymnastics.
  21. On September 19, 1991, Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a man from around 3300 BC, was discovered in the Ötztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy.
  22. In 1983, St. Kitts and Nevis gained independence from the United Kingdom on September 19th, celebrating their national day annually on this date ever since.
  23. On September 19, 1954, American actress and comedian Edie Falco was born. She is best known for her role as Carmela Soprano on the HBO series "The Sopranos."
  24. In 1962, Bob Dylan's debut album "Bob Dylan," which helped shape the future of folk music and pop culture, was released on September 19th.
  25. On September 19, 2001, following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the New York Stock Exchange reopened for trading after being closed for four days, marking the longest suspension of trading since the Great Depression.
  26. In 1839, George Cadbury, the founder of the British chocolate company Cadbury, was born on September 19th.
  27. On September 19, 1952, the U.S. banned American film director Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country due to his political beliefs and ties to communism.
  28. In 1947, popular British musician, composer and entrepreneur Alannah Currie was born on September 19th.
  29. On September 19, 1963, David Seaman, an accomplished and successful English soccer goalkeeper, was born.
  30. In 1979, the first British television documentary about British punk rock band The Sex Pistols, titled "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle," was broadcast on September 19th.
  31. On September 19, 1975, "Fawlty Towers", a classic British sitcom written by and starring John Cleese, debuted on BBC Television.
  32. In 1956, American actor, comedian, and bestselling author of the "Odd Thomas" series, Dean Koontz was born on September 19th.
  33. On September 19, 1985, the first of several "Farm Aid" benefit concerts was held to raise money for struggling farmers in the United States.
  34. In 1986, the British romantic comedy "Clockwise", starring John Cleese and directed by Christopher Morahan, premiered on September 19th.