What Happened on September 9, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan

Sport awardTennis 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)