What Happened in September 2012

Historical Events

  • 1st Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
  • 1st US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
  • 1st Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • 1st Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • 2nd 15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine
  • 2nd A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt
  • 3rd New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
  • 3rd 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 3rd Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea
  • 4th 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
  • 4th 42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco
  • 4th Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
  • 4th Carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed
  • 5th 54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu
  • 5th Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week
  • 5th 25 are killed and 4 wounded after an ammunition store exploded in Afyon, Turkey
  • 6th 61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

6th Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Music awardsMusic Awards

6th 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Singer Rihanna
  • 7th US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia
  • 7th 64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China
  • 7th Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
  • 8th 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 8th 8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania
  • 9th 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
  • 9th 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • 9th Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad
  • 10th 16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • 10th Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
  • 10th 10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa
  • 10th 29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam
  • 10th A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
  • 10th 132nd Men's U.S. Open: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

10th 132nd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (6-2, 2-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 11th 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
  • 11th The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
  • 11th The US is warned by Moody's that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan
  • 11th 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
  • 11th Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
  • 12th 18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria
  • 12th 314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan
  • 12th Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6
  • 12th Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester
  • 13th 19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China
  • 13th 33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

13th Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 13th Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya
  • 14th 21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia
  • 15th Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
  • 16th 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
  • 16th 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
  • 16th 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
  • 16th Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • 16th Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
  • 16th NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement
  • 16th 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award
  • 17th Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
  • 17th China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
  • 17th 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

17th Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • 17th United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
  • 18th 10 soliders are killed and 70 injured by a missile attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey
  • 18th 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
  • 18th The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
  • 18th World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg
  • 19th 9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan
  • 20th 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
  • 20th 14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bominbg in Somalia
  • 20th AU Optronics fined $500 million for a LCD screen price-fixing
  • 21st Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot
  • 22nd 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
  • 23rd Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
  • 23rd 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
  • 23rd Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

23rd 64th Emmy Awards: "Homeland", "Modern Family", Damian Lewis & Claire Danes win

Actress Claire Danes
Claire Danes
  • 24th Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • 25th 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
  • 25th Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
  • 26th Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus
  • 26th Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures
  • 26th Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
  • 27th UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
  • 27th The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars
  • 27th The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
  • 28th Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 28th Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
  • 30th Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
  • 30th Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
  • 30th Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
  • 30th 39th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, U.S

Famous Weddings

  • 1st "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles
  • 8th "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders (30) weds "Saturday Night Live" actor Taran Killam (30) at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California
  • 8th "Big Brother" TV personality winner Rachel Reilly (27) weds fellow Big Brother player Brendon Villegas (32) at the top of AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles
  • 9th "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively (25) weds "Green Lantern" actor Ryan Reynolds (35) at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • 15th "The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 15th Singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London
  • 20th Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's daughter Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah (32) weds Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini (29) at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei
  • 23rd Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (40) weds singer-songwriter Cheryl Moana Marie at a private Anini Beach estate on the island of Kauai
  • 24th "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

29th Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway (29) weds actor-turned-jewelry designer Adam Shulman (31) in Big Sur, California

Actress Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

HeartWedding of Interest

29th "Fall Out Boy" lead singer Patrick Stump (28) weds longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago

Musician Patrick Stump
Patrick Stump
  • 29th "Kings of Leon" bassist Jared Followill (25) weds model Martha Patterson (21) in Charlotte, Tennessee
  • 29th "The Lovely Bones" actor Stanley Tucci (52) formally weds British literary agent Felicity Blunt at Middle Temple Hall in London

HeartWedding of Interest

29th Actress Holly Valance (29) weds property developer Nick Candy (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister, dies from a brain tumour
  • 1st Hal David, American Lyricist, dies at 91
  • 2nd Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 3rd Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • 3rd Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist, dies at 92
  • 5th Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • 6th Art Modell [Arthur], American businessman, dies from heart failure at 87
  • 6th Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 8th Bill Moggridge [William], British designer, dies from cancer at 69
  • 9th Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 9th Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
  • 10th Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • 10th Lance LeGault, American actor, dies at 75
  • 11th Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • 14th Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 16th John Ingle, American actor, dies from cancer at 84
  • 17th Russell E. Train, American environmentalist, dies at 92
  • 18th Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

18th Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 23rd Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, shot dead at 46
  • 25th Andy Williams, American singer, dies from bladder cancer at 84
  • 26th Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28
  • 27th R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 27th Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • 30th Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, dies at 84
  • 30th Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90