On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria)
  • US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Russian final Svetlana Kuznetsova wins her first Grand Slam title; beats Elena Dementieva 6-3, 7-5

Famous Deaths

  • David Mann, U.S. artist (b. 1939)
  • Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)
  • Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria, Greek Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, dies at 55