Historical Events in September 2007

  • Sep 2 11th World Championships in Athletics close at Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 5 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 9 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake win

Singer Rihanna
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 127th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 9 127th Women's U.S. Open: Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova (6-1, 6-3)
  • Sep 10 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
  • Sep 11 Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

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Sep 12 Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

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Sep 12 Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

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Sep 14 Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Sep 14 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Sep 15 32nd Toronto International Film Festival: "Eastern Promises" directed by David Cronenberg wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
  • Sep 16 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win
  • Sep 17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.
  • Sep 18 Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
  • Sep 18 Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 21 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

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Sep 24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Sep 24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS
  • Sep 26 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan
  • Sep 29 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was demolished in a controlled explosion.