On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 2001

Historical Events

  • John Cage's musical composition "As Slow as Possible", to be played for 639 years, begins at St. Burchardi Church, Halberstadt, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips) and humorist, dies at 87
  • Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and UN statistician, dies at 89
2001 Highlights

About September 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo