What Happened in September 2013

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula
  • Sep 3 Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion
  • Sep 6 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 7 14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus
  • Sep 7 15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Sep 7 Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • Sep 8 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sep 8 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix
  • Sep 9 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic
  • Sep 9 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Sep 9 44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala
  • Sep 9 Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 133rd Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 133rd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (7-5, 6-7, 6-1)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 10 16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 10 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • Sep 11 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria
  • Sep 13 30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 13 9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania
  • Sep 15 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq
  • Sep 15 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
  • Sep 15 Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
  • Sep 15 Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania
  • Sep 15 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico
  • Sep 16 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Paul Kagame wins the Rwandan presidency in a landslide
  • Sep 17 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada
  • Sep 20 46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen
  • Sep 20 Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales
  • Sep 20 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • Sep 20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • Sep 21 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines
  • Sep 21 100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 21 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sep 22 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 22 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Sep 23 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China
  • Sep 24 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Sep 25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • Sep 27 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 27 19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 27 At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java
  • Sep 27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • Sep 28 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 28 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • Sep 29 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria
  • Sep 29 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria
  • Sep 30 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Comedian Seth Meyers (39) weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • Sep 6 Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7 Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe

  • Sep 10 TV personality Holly Madison (33) weds Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella in a fairytale wedding at Disneyland
  • Sep 14 Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Sep 21 US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
  • Sep 21 Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
  • Sep 29 Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone (28) weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Sep 2 Frederik Pohl, American science fiction author, dies at 93
  • Sep 2 Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician, dies at 78
  • Sep 2 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), dies at 87
  • Sep 5 Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), dies at 71
  • Sep 7 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 10 E Clay Shaw Jr, American politician, dies from lung cancer at 74
  • Sep 12 Ray Dolby, American audio engineer and inventor, dies from leukaemia at 80
  • Sep 14 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sep 18 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
  • Sep 18 Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • Sep 19 Gerrie Muhren, Dutch footballer, dies from complications from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • Sep 21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • Sep 22 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Sep 27 Gates Brown, American MLB player, dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Jay Robinson, American actor, dies at 83
  • Sep 29 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67