120 September Trivia Questions (Do You Know These Fun Facts?) 2024

Explore September trivia with us as we dive into the holidays, historical events, and fun facts that make this month special.

Whether you’re aiming to test your knowledge or discover something new, we’ve gathered fascinating tidbits about September just for you. Get ready to uncover the unique and interesting aspects of this vibrant month!

Fun Fact: September is associated with Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

September trivia questions and answers for kids and adults

September Symbols (Picture Quiz Round)

Can you name these iconic September symbols in this trivia picture round?

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Sapphire

Lapis Lazuli

Aster

Morning Glory

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Virgo

Libra

Vine

Rooster

“It was September, and there was a crackly feeling to the air.”

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Easy September Fun Facts Trivia For Kids

9. What month does September come after?

Answer: August (Related: August Trivia Questions and Answers)

10. What month does September come before?

Answer: October

11. What month is September in the calendar?

Answer: The 9th month of the year.

12. What meteorological season is the month of September in the Northern Hemisphere?

Answer: Fall (See more Fall Trivia)

13. What meteorological season is the month of August in the Southern Hemisphere?

Answer: Spring (See more Spring Trivia)

14. How many days does the month of September have?

Answer: 30 days

15. If you are born August 23rd-September 22nd, you are considered what zodiac sign?

Answer: Virgo

16. If you are born September 23rd-October 23rd, you are considered what zodiac sign?

Answer: Libra

17. True or False: September comes from the Latin word “seven” as it was originally the seventh of ten months in the ancient Roman calendar.

Answer: True

18. How many days did the month of September have on the ancient Roman calendar?

Answer: 29 days

19. True or False: People born a Virgo tend to be social and romantic.

Answer: False: They are said to be humble, practical, and focused on details.

20. True or False: People born a Libra strive to create balance, harmony, and justice.

Answer: True.

21. What is the full moon in September called?

Answer: Harvest Moon

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22. True or False: There are no major federal holidays celebrated during September.

Answer: False

23. What federal holiday is celebrated during September?

Answer: Labor Day

24. What occurs around September 22-24 marking the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere?

Answer: The Autumnal Equinox

25. What is unique about the day the Autumnal Equinox falls on?

Answer: On that day, the hours in the day are almost equal to the hours in the night.

26. What occurs around September 22-24 marking the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere?

Answer: The Vernal Equinox

27. What is unique about the name September, that no other months have?

Answer: It has 9 letters which is the most letters.

28. True or False: No other months besides September have the same amount of letters as their number in the calendar year.

Answer: True

29. In the Atlantic Ocean, September is the peak of what season?

Answer: Hurricane

30. What crunchy fruit usually reaches maturity to harvest in September?

Answer: Apples

31. What starts to happen to deciduous trees toward the end of September? It signals the approach of colder weather.

Answer: Leaves begin to change color.

32. As the month progresses, the amount of what decreases?

Answer: Daylight

33. In the U.S., what holiday is observed on the first Monday in September to honor the labor movement and workers?

Answer: Labor Day

34. What type of insect produces honey, celebrated during National Honey Month in September in the U.S.?

Answer: Bees

35. What special day is celebrated the Sunday after Labor Day?

Answer: National Grandparents Day

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Best September Picture Trivia Round

Name the September national days pictured in this trivia round (Bonus points if you know the date).

Fun Fact: Mark your calendar! National Lazy Mom’s Day is celebrated on the first Friday in September!

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National Burnt Ends Day- September 1

National Cinema Day- September 3

National Wildlife Day- September 4

National Cheese Pizza Day- September 5

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National Read A Book Day Day- September 6 (Pick a great book!)

National Tailgating Day Day- First Saturday in September

National Hug Your Hound Day- Second Sunday in September

National TV Dinner Day- September 10

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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance- September 11

National Hug & High 5 Day- September 12

National Video Games Day- September 12 (Related: Video Games Trivia)

National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day- September 13

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National Parents Day Off- September 14 (Mark your calendars!)

National Double Cheeseburger Day- September 15

National Guacamole Day- September 16

Constitution Day- September 17

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Talk Like A Pirate Day- September 19 (Related: Pirate Treasure Hunt)

Pepperoni Pizza Day- September 20

National Cleanup Day- September 21, 2024

National Girls’ Night- September 22

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National White Chocolate Day- September 22

National Ice Cream Cone Day- September 22

National Daughter’s Day- September 25

National Pancake Day- September 26

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National Johnny Appleseed Day- September 26

National Chocolate Milk Day- September 27

National Coffee Day- September 29

National Chewing Gum Day- September 30

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Labor Day Trivia

Labor Day trivia

64. In which city did the idea to celebrate Labor Day originate in 1882, when local unions decided to organize a parade to honor their members?

Answer: New York City

65. What state was the first to declare Labor Day an official holiday in 1887?

Answer: Oregon

66. What President signed an act in 1894 establishing the Labor Day federal holiday?

Answer: President Grover Cleveland

67. On which day of the week is Labor Day celebrated?

Answer: Monday

68. What is the main purpose of Labor Day?

Answer: To honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the country.

69. What does Labor Day weekend mark the unofficial end of?

Answer: Summer

70. What food will Americans consume 7 billion of between Memorial Day and Labor Day?

Answer: Hot dogs

71. What is a common activity that marks the celebration of Labor Day in many communities?

Answer: Parades, barbecues, and fireworks

72. Besides the United States, name one other country that celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September.

Answer: Canada

73. What is the biggest union today? 

Answer: The National Education Association has about 3 million members, including inactive and lifetime members.

74. How many people are union members today? 

Answer: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 14.4 million union members in the workforce in 2023. There were 17.7 million in 1983. (source)

75. Where did the expression “no white after Labor Day” come from?

Answer: The idea of not wearing white after Labor Day originated in the 19th century as a way for the upper class to distinguish themselves from the working class. It was a status symbol and a subtle way to show one didn’t do manual labor.

September Days To Remember: Holidays and Celebrations

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76. What date is Patriot Day observed each year in the United States?

Answer: September 11

77. Patriot Day commemorates the events of which year?

Answer: 2001

78. Which U.S. President signed the resolution designating September 11 as Patriot Day?

Answer: George W. Bush

79. What time is it customary to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day to honor the victims of the attacks?

Answer: 8:46 AM (Eastern Time), the time when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center

80. What are two common ways Americans honor Patriot Day?

Answer: Lowering the American flag to half-staff and participating in memorial services or moments of silence.

81. On what date is Constitution Day observed each year in the United States?

Answer: September 17

82. In which year was the U.S. Constitution signed?

Answer: 1787

83. Which city hosted the Constitutional Convention where the U.S. Constitution was drafted?

Answer: Philadelphia

84. How many delegates signed the U.S. Constitution?

Answer: 39 delegates

85. Which U.S. President signed the law that designated September 17 as Constitution Day?

Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower

86. What is the focus of National Hispanic Heritage Month, starting on September 15?

Answer: Celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America

87. What celebration marks the end of the harvest season in China and other East Asian countries?

Answer: Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival)

88. What is the purpose of the International Day of Peace, observed on September 21?

Answer: To promote peace among nations and peoples

89. Which Jewish holiday, often occurring in September, marks the Jewish New Year?

Answer: Rosh Hashanah

Fun September Pop Culture Trivia

These pop culture events all took place in September.

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90. What Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, was first published in September 1952?

Answer: The Old Man and The Sea

91. In 1960, Cassius Clay won the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Rome Olympics. By what name is Cassius Clay better known?

Answer: Muhammad Ali

92. In 1947, who was named Rookie of the Year?

Answer: Jackie Robinson

93. In 1937, what J.R.R. Tolkien book was published?

Answer: The Hobbit (Related: Book Trivia)

94. In 1969, The Brady Brunch debuted on ABC. How many kids were in the family? (Bonus if you can name them all)

Answer: Six: Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy

95. In 1970 what innovative guitar player died at age 27 in London?

Answer: Jimi Hendrix (See more music trivia)

96. In 1984, Bette Midler co-hosted the first MTV Video Music Awards with which other host?

Answer: Dan Aykroyd

97. In 1989 who became news anchor of The Today Show? (Ratings slowly declined and by June of 1990, she was replaced by Katie Couric.)

Answer: Deborah Norville

98. Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia premiered on NBC in 1985. What were these characters known as?

Answer: The Golden Girls

99. In 1970, the first game of NFL Monday Night Football was played between the Cleveland Browns and what other team?

Answer: New York Jets (See more NFL football trivia)

100. In 1989, ABC debuted what new programming block for Friday Nights with four shows (Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, and Just the Ten of Us)?

Answer: TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday)

101. In 1990, what NBC sitcom featuring Will Smith made its debut?

Answer: The Fesh Prince of Bel-Air

102. In 1992, who came out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after retiring less than a year earlier? (He retired again in 1996.)

Answer: Magic Johnson

103. Set in Chicago, what medical drama debuted on NBC in 1994?

Answer: ER

104. In 1994, what beloved New York City set sitcom premiered on NBC?

Answer: Friends

105. What famous trial began in September of 1996?

Answer: The O.J. Simpson civil trial

106. In 1998, what did Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin found?

Answer: Google

107. In 1999, Sega released the first 128-bit video game console. What was it called?

Answer: The Dreamcast (Related: Video Game Trivia)

Interesting September History Facts Trivia

These historical events all happened in the month of September.

Fun Fact: On September 2, 1752, Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, making the next day September 14, 1752. There was no September 3-13 in the British Empire, including the American colonies. People rioted, believing that the government had stolen 11 days of their lives.

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108. What famous Michelangelo sculpture was unveiled in Florence in 1504?

Answer: David

109. On September 3, 1783, what treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War?

Answer: The Treaty of Paris

110. In September of 1620, the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England to settle in North America on what boat?

Answer: The Mayflower

111. On September 14, 1814, who wrote The Star Spangled Banner which later became the United State’s national anthem?

Answer: Francis Scott Key

112. In 1901 Vice President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, used what famous phrase at the Minnesota State Fair?

Answer: “Speak softly and carry a big stick”

113. World War II began in September 1939 when Germany invaded what country?

Answer: Poland

114. In 1940 Congress passed what Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in United States’ history? (Unofficially, they were prepping for joining WW II.)

Answer: Selective Training and Service Act

115. In 1957, United States Troops were called to escort nine Black students to the all-white high school in what city?

Answer: Little Rock, Arkansas

116. In 1982, the first of seven cyanide-laced Tylenol victims died. What did this event lead to?

Answer: This event is what made manufacturers begin using tamper-proof packaging.

117. In 1981, who was sworn in as the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?

Answer: Sandra Day O’Connor

118. The remains of what ship were discovered in the North Atlantic in 1985?

Answer: the Titanic

119. In 1997, who died in Calcutta, India, at age 87?

Answer: Mother Teresa

120. On September 11, 2001, terrorists crashed two planes into what buildings in New York City?

Answer: The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center

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