22 fun facts for September, 24

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 24th is a day of significant events and celebrations, including the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the establishment of Heritage Day in South Africa, and the release of influential albums like Nirvana's "Nevermind." From historical milestones to feats in sports and entertainment, this day presents a rich assortment of fascinating moments.
22 Fun facts
  1. On September 24, 1789, the United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act, officially creating the Supreme Court and the lower courts.
  2. Born on September 24, 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
  3. September 24th is celebrated as National Cherries Jubilee Day in the United States, a day to enjoy the dessert made with cherries and liqueur.
  4. South Africa observes Heritage Day on September 24 each year, a day to celebrate the country's cultural heritage and its diversity.
  5. On September 24, 1968, the television news magazine "60 Minutes" aired its first episode on CBS, becoming one of the longest-running television programs in history.
  6. The first planet orbiting a Sun-like star beyond our solar system was discovered on September 24, 1992, named 51 Pegasi b.
  7. In 1869, "Black Friday" occurred on September 24, when the US gold market crashed due to a scandal involving two financiers who attempted to corner the market, causing an economic panic.
  8. On September 24, 1991, American rock band Nirvana released their second album, "Nevermind," widely regarded as one of the most influential albums in the history of rock music.
  9. The first Radio Shack store opened on September 24, 1921, in Boston, eventually growing into a nationwide electronics retail chain in the United States.
  10. Canadian ice hockey legend Gordie Howe played his final professional game on September 24, 1980, at the age of 52.
  11. On September 24, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower used federal troops to enforce school desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  12. September 24 is National Punctuation Day in the United States, celebrating the importance of proper punctuation in written communication.
  13. In 1934, Babe Ruth played his final game with the New York Yankees on September 24.
  14. On September 24, 1955, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while in office.
  15. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith on September 24, 1832, in Fayette, New York.
  16. September 24, 1991, also marked the release of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' influential album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik."
  17. The first successfully controlled nuclear chain reaction occurred on September 24, 1942, as part of the Manhattan Project.
  18. French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez inaugurated the Bastille Opera in Paris on September 24, 1989.
  19. On September 24, 1988, American swimmer Greg Louganis won the Olympic gold medal in the 10-meter platform event, completing a rare "double-double" (winning both the springboard and platform diving events in consecutive Olympics).
  20. September 24th is the feast day of Our Lady of Ransom, a day to remember the Christian captives who were liberated by the Mercedarian Order in the 13th century.
  21. On September 24, 1960, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, was launched in the United States.
  22. Film director and producer James Cameron's groundbreaking film "Titanic" premiered on September 24, 1997, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time.