Birthdays: September 23

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for September 23

1975: The remains of Hurricane Eloise merged with a stationary front over New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to produce major flooding

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for September 23

You have an alert mind, learn quickly, are observant, and can readily do what you have seen others do. You lack originality, but you are careful and prudent. You are honest, considerate, and friendly. You enjoy attention, and, when it is not forthcoming, you do not complain.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born : 484 B.C. Euripides (dramatist)

Born 1867: John Avery Lomax (folklorist)

Born 1852: William Stewart Halsted (surgeon)

On This Day in History

1992: Manon Rhéaume first woman player in an NHL game

1845: N.Y. Knickerbocker Base Ball Club organized

1938: A time capsule was buried on the site of the NY World's Fair, to be opened in the year 6939 to reveal such artifacts as a bible, mail order catalog, film of FDR, and college football game

Signs of the Zodiac

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

The Scales. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Air. Quality: Relating. Ability: Diplomacy.You are the tactful diplomats of the zodiac. Ever concerned with the impact of your words and actions, you strive for harmony in all things. You weigh and balance with careful deliberation and thoroughly think through all your plans and activities. Good at seeing all sides of a situation, you are often drawn to fields dealing with the law or courts. Justice is your companion.While balance is your watchword, you do not maintain center at all times, rather, continuously swing and sway back and forth, always striving for the central point. If you work too many hours one week, you will sleep in a lot during the next. You intuitively sense where to fulfill your needs.


Birthday Cakes

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