What Happened in September 2007

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 11th World Championships in Athletics close at Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 3 Panama Canal's "Third Set of Locks" expansion project begins with a huge initial explosion under Paraíso Hill that is watched by thousands of people
  • Sep 5 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 9 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake win

Singer Rihanna
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 127th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 9 127th Women's U.S. Open: Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova (6-1, 6-3)
  • Sep 10 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
  • Sep 11 Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

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Sep 12 Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

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Sep 12 Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

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Sep 14 Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Sep 14 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Sep 15 32nd Toronto International Film Festival: "Eastern Promises" directed by David Cronenberg wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 16 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win

Actress Sally Field
Sally Field
  • Sep 17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City
  • Sep 18 Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
  • Sep 18 Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

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Sep 21 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 21 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

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Sep 24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Sep 24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS
  • Sep 26 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan
  • Sep 29 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was demolished in a controlled explosion.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 22 Albert Windsor, descendant of British monarch

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia

Singer Usher
  • Sep 1 The first Apprentice winner Bill Rancic (36) weds E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi (32) at the Church of Santa Sofia in Capri, Italy
  • Sep 1 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh (39) weds movie executive Alex Young (35) at the Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, California
  • Sep 1 "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley (63) weds Brazilian actress Daniela Lavender (33) in North Leigh, Oxfordshire

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 Actor Tobey Maguire (32) weds jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer (30) in Kona, Hawaii

  • Sep 8 Duchess Maria-Anna Henriette Gabrielle Julie in Bavaria (32) weds investment banker Klaus Runow near Munich, Germany
  • Sep 9 Country music artist Joe Nichols (30) weds Heather Singleton (30) at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia
  • Sep 14 "Fantastic Four" actor Ioan Gruffudd (33) weds actress Alice Evans (36) in a small ceremony at the One and Only Palmilla Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Sep 22 "Desperate Housewives" actor Ricardo Chavira (36) weds longtime girlfriend Marcea Dietzel in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 29 Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Kildow (23) weds former Olympic skier Thomas Vonn (31) at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • Sep 2 Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)
  • Sep 2 Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
  • Sep 2 Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
  • Sep 3 Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
  • Sep 3 Steve Ryan, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Sep 3 Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
  • Sep 3 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • Sep 3 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon,) disappears while flying at 63
  • Sep 5 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 5 Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
  • Sep 5 D. James Kennedy, American televangelist (b. 1930)
  • Sep 5 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • Sep 6 Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)

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Sep 6 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Sep 6 Alex, African Grey parrot "student" of Dr. Irene Pepperberg (b. 1976)
  • Sep 8 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (b. 1917)
  • Sep 9 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)

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Sep 10 Jane Wyman, American actress (The Yearling & Johnny Belinda), dies of natural causes at 90

Actress Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
  • Sep 10 Anita Roddick, British businesswoman (b.1942)
  • Sep 10 Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)
  • Sep 11 Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)
  • Sep 11 Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • Sep 13 Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
  • Sep 15 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, dies following a helicopter crash at 39
  • Sep 15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • Sep 15 Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress and Match Game panelist (b. 1924)
  • Sep 16 Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)
  • Sep 18 Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
  • Sep 20 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer, dies at 79
  • Sep 21 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist (b. 1929)
  • Sep 21 Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)
  • Sep 21 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), dies at 88
  • Sep 22 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 22 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
  • Sep 25 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian negotiator (b. 1919)
  • Sep 26 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 26 Bill Wirtz, American sports team owner (b. 1929)
  • Sep 27 Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist (b. 1957)
  • Sep 28 Wally Parks, Founder of the NHRA (b. 1913)
  • Sep 29 Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No), dies at 80