On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 2019

Historical Events

  • 178 year old British travel company Thomas Cook goes into liquidation, stranding 600,000 travellers worldwide, prompting largest postwar repatriation effort by UK government

Summit of Interest

Climate activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders "How Dare You" for not addressing climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

  • Haitian Senator Jean-Marie Ralph Féthière opens fire hitting a journalist leaving parliament in Port-au-Prince
  • Renewed violence in West Papua region, Indonesia, leaves 27 dead in capital Wamena after protesters set fire to buildings over racism claims
  • US police officer fired after arresting two six-year-olds at a school on charges of misdemeanour battery in Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead), dies at 78
2019 Highlights

About September 23, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra