What Happened in September 2005

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 1 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West win

  • Sep 3 20th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 23-20 in Baltimore
  • Sep 5 Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.
  • Sep 7 First presidential election was held in Egypt.
  • Sep 8 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • Sep 11 The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 11 "Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released

Actress Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
Novelist Jane Austen
Jane Austen
  • Sep 11 125th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 125th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Mary Pierce (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Sep 12 The red-green coalition, led by Jens Stoltenberg, wins the Norwegian parliamentary election, taking 87 of 169 seats in the parliament.
  • Sep 12 Israel completes its withdrawal of all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip.
  • Sep 12 The bodies of more than 40 patients discovered in a flooded hospital in New Orleans.
  • Sep 12 Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Sep 16 Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
  • Sep 17 30th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tsotsi" directed by Gavin Hood wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 57th Emmy Awards: Lost, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Spader & Patricia Arquette win
  • Sep 23 FBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.
  • Sep 24 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
  • Sep 27 Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets
  • Sep 29 Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season
  • Sep 29 Amnesty referendum in Algeria.
  • Sep 30 The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
  • Sep 30 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 16 Princess Jalilah bint Ali, of Jordan

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 2 "Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (43) weds director and writer Noah Baumbach (36) in Los Angeles
  • Sep 3 Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kevin Nealon (51) weds actress Susan Yeagley (33) inside the town hall in Bellagio, Italy
  • Sep 10 Glamour model Katie Price (27) weds 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (32) in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • Sep 10 Fashion model Jodie Kidd (26) weds entrepreneur Aidan Butler at St. Peter's Church in Twineham, West Sussex, England
  • Sep 10 "The Yardbirds" rock guitarist Jeff Beck (61) weds Sandra Cash in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Sep 10 "Coronation Street" actress Samia Ghadie (23) weds property developer Matthew Smith at St Philip's Church in Alderley Edge, Cheshire
  • Sep 10 British television presenter Kate Garraway (38) weds former political lobbyist Derek Draper (38) at St. Mary The Virgin parish church in London, England
  • Sep 10 Camilla Parker-Bowles's son Tom Parker Bowles (30) weds "Harpers & Queen" fashion features editor Sara Buys at St. Nicholas' Church in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England
  • Sep 17 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
  • Sep 17 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 24 Actor Ashton Kutcher (27) weds actress Demi Moore (42) in Beverly Hills, California

  • Sep 24 "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • Sep 24 "King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles
  • Sep 25 "Gremlins" actor Zach Galligan (41) weds Ling-Ling Hu Ingerick at New York City's Yale Club in New York City
  • Sep 26 Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 R. L. Burnside, American musician (b. 1926)
  • Sep 1 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 2 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver
  • Sep 3 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 3 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • Sep 5 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • Sep 6 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • Sep 7 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 7 Hope Garber, Canadian actress (b. ca. 1924)
  • Sep 8 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 9 John Wayne Glover, English serial killer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
  • Sep 11 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (b. 1923)
  • Sep 13 Toni Fritsch, Austrian football and American football player (b. 1945)
  • Sep 13 Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 14 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
  • Sep 14 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 15 Sidney Luft, American film director (b. 1915)
  • Sep 16 Gordon Gould, American physicist, inventor of the laser, dies at 85
  • Sep 17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • Sep 20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • Sep 23 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
  • Sep 23 Filiberto Ojeda, Puerto Rican revolutionary (b. 1933)
  • Sep 24 Tommy Bond, American actor (b. 1926)
  • Sep 25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • Sep 25 George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
  • Sep 25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1936)
  • Sep 25 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 26 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • Sep 27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian (b. 1929)
  • Sep 28 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • Sep 29 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)