On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"Band of Brothers" based on book by Stephen E. Ambrose, created by Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks premieres, then most expensive miniseries ever made

  • Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan political and military leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan at 48
  • At 01:46:40 UTC the time on the Unix clock in milliseconds passes 1 billion since January 1, 1970, which Unix systems recognize as zero-time

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia becomes youngest (20) world #1 player; beats Pete Sampras 7-6, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras