What Happened on September 1, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australian Rugby Union team gives all conquering captain John Eales perfect send off in his final game for the Wallabies with a famous last minute 29-26 win over NZ All Blacks in Sydney

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Facing 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Jockey Tim Moccasin caps a streak of 14 consecutive victories, a North American record, at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, Canada aboard Intricate Stitch in the 5th race

Famous Weddings

  • "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon (30) weds Tressa Di Figlia in Carlsbad

HeartWedding of Interest

"Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche
  • "The Accidental Tourist" actress Geena Davis (45) weds Iranian American plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy

HeartWedding of Interest

Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)