What Happened on September 11, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jay-Z releases his album "Blueprint" featuring contributions by Eminem and Kanye West

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
  • Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the deaths of 125 people

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,752 people
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Famous Deaths

  • Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • Berry Berenson, widow of Anthony Perkins (b. 1948)
  • Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
  • David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
  • Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
  • Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)
  • Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
  • John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
  • Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
  • Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)
  • Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)

Person of interestTodd Beamer

Todd Beamer, American passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, dies at 32 in a plane crash trying to stop the 9/11 terrorists

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)