What Happened in September 2010

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4 Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 6 "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)

  • Sep 6 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore
  • Sep 8 Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 12 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Rapper Eminem

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 130th Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 13 130th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva (6-2, 6-1)
  • Sep 17 The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.
  • Sep 19 35th Toronto International Film Festival: "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 The National Bureau of Economic Research state today that the US left the recession in June 2009, with managing director Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute saying GDP recovered to 70% of the pre-recession level

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
  • Sep 18 Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (45) weds model Jill McCormick (32) in Hawaii
  • Sep 25 Actress Emily Deschanel (33) weds writer-actor David Hornsby (34) in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 PayPal founder Elon Musk (39) weds actress Talulah Riley (24) at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Elon Musk
  • Sep 25 Charlie Sheen's daughter Cassandra Estévez (25) weds Casey Huffman (27) in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 3 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage
  • Sep 30 "CSI: Miami" actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces actress Brandi Glanville (37) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
  • Sep 3 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)
  • Sep 3 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • Sep 5 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)
  • Sep 7 Barbara Holland, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 7 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • Sep 7 Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)
  • Sep 8 Rich Cronin, US singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • Sep 12 Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • Sep 12 Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)
  • Sep 15 Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)
  • Sep 20 Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987)
  • Sep 20 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)
  • Sep 22 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 23 Malcolm Douglas, Australian conservationist (b. 1941)
  • Sep 23 Teresa Lewis, American murderer (b. 1969)
  • Sep 24 Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)
  • Sep 25 Art Gilmore, American actor (b. 1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 26 Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

Actress Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart
  • Sep 27 George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)
  • Sep 27 Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)
  • Sep 28 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 29 Tony Curtis, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • Sep 29 Greg Giraldo, American comedian (Comedy Central Roast) (b.1965)
  • Sep 29 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86