What Happened in September 2014

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 Monsoon rains beging and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
  • Sep 4 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark
  • Sep 5 World Health Organization estimates 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone
  • Sep 7 Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi)
  • Sep 7 Bob and Mike Bryan win their fifth US Open men's tennis doubles
  • Sep 8 134th Men's U.S. Open: Marin Cilic beats Kei Nishikori (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 134th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

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Sep 8 Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Sep 11 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)
  • Sep 13 At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast
  • Sep 13 40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria
  • Sep 14 The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • Sep 14 39th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Imitation Game" directed by Morten Tyldum wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland

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Sep 15 President Obama annouces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Sep 17 Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
  • Sep 18 Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom

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Sep 18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Emma Watson
  • Sep 18 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida
  • Sep 20 New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance
  • Sep 22 NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars
  • Sep 26 World Health Organizations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 - with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest
  • Sep 27 Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74
  • Sep 27 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
  • Sep 28 40th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • Sep 29 Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan
  • Sep 30 A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 6 Actress Katie Leclerc (27) weds long-time boyfriend Brian Stuart Habecost in Palm Springs, California
  • Sep 8 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 13 Paper Crown fashion designer Lauren Conrad (28) weds musician William Tell (34) in California
  • Sep 14 Actress Elisabetta Canalis (36) weds orthopedic surgeon Brian Perri in Sardinia, Italy

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Sep 27 Actor George Clooney (53) weds lawyer Amal Alamuddin (36) at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy

Famous Deaths

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Sep 4 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Sep 9 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • Sep 9 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • Sep 10 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Sep 11 Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), dies at 83
  • Sep 12 Donald Sinden, English actor, dies from prostate cancer at 90
  • Sep 17 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • Sep 27 James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73
  • Sep 30 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87