Historical Events in September 2005

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

  • 3rd 20th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 23-20 in Baltimore
  • 5th 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.
  • 7th First presidential election was held in Egypt.
  • 8th 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.
  • 11th The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 16th Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
  • 17th 30th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tsotsi" directed by Gavin Hood wins the People's Choice Award
  • 18th 57th Emmy Awards: Lost, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Spader & Patricia Arquette win
  • 23rd FBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.
  • 24th Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
  • 27th Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets
  • 29th 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
  • 29th Amnesty referendum in Algeria.
  • 30th 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".
  • 30th The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.