What Happened in September 2001

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

9th 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

9th 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

11th 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

  • 11th Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
  • 11th 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
  • 12th 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.
  • 12th Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.
  • 13th Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • 13th 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
  • 14th 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.
  • 15th 26th Toronto International Film Festival: "Amelie" directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet wins the People's Choice Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

17th 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
Jack Buck
  • 17th 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
  • 18th First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

20th 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
  • 21st Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
  • 21st University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
  • 21st AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
  • 24th Crude oil and petroleum products futures fall to their lowest levels in nearly two years amid fears that a recession will reduce energy demand
  • 27th 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
  • 29th The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Anne Heche
Anne Heche

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

HeartWedding of Interest

29th 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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu