What Happened in September 2001

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 6 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • Sep 7 The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco
  • Sep 9 Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 121st Men's U.S. Open: Lleyton Hewitt beats Pete Sampras (7-6, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 121st Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Sep 11 Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people

  • Sep 11 Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
  • Sep 11 Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board
  • Sep 12 Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
  • Sep 12 Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.
  • Sep 13 Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • Sep 13 Relative calm returns to world oil markets as US retail gasoline prices return to normal levels; energy trading by Houston energy companies resumes and limited commercial aviation starts
  • Sep 14 Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
  • Sep 15 26th Toronto International Film Festival: "Amelie" directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet wins the People's Choice Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Sep 17 Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11
  • Sep 18 First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • Sep 21 Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
  • Sep 21 University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
  • Sep 21 AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
  • Sep 24 Crude oil and petroleum products futures fall to their lowest levels in nearly two years amid fears that a recession will reduce energy demand
  • Sep 27 At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999
  • Sep 29 The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 1 "The Accidental Tourist" actress Geena Davis (45) weds Iranian American plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy
  • Sep 1 "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon (30) weds Tressa Di Figlia in Carlsbad

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 "Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (32) weds dancer/choreographer Cris Judd (32) in Calabasas, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
  • Sep 2 Jay Migliori, American saxophonist (Supersax), dies at 70
  • Sep 2 Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
  • Sep 2 Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Sep 3 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • Sep 3 Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
  • Sep 4 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • Sep 5 Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
  • Sep 5 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
  • Sep 5 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • Sep 7 Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (b. 1930)
  • Sep 7 Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Sep 9 Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)
  • Sep 10 DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
  • Sep 11 Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • Sep 11 Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
  • Sep 11 David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)
  • Sep 11 Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11 Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Sep 11 Berry Berenson, widow of Anthony Perkins (b. 1948)
  • Sep 11 Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
  • Sep 11 Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • Sep 11 Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
  • Sep 11 Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)
  • Sep 11 Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
  • Sep 11 Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • Sep 11 John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • Sep 11 John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • Sep 11 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • Sep 11 Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
  • Sep 12 Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 13 Dorothy McGuire, American actress, dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • Sep 14 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
  • Sep 16 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
  • Sep 17 Lou Dog, Sublime mascot.
  • Sep 18 Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91
  • Sep 22 Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
  • Sep 23 Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 29 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu