What Happened on September 12, 2009

Historical Events

  • South Africa claims 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series with 32-29 win over defending champions New Zealand in Hamilton; Steyn bros dominate with the boot; Morné kicks 2 penalties, 2 conversions & dropped goal; François, 3 penalties
  • The 9-12 Project organized multiple marches and demonstrations across the USA to protest government spending.

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Kim Clijsters becomes first unseeded player and wildcard to win the tournament; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3

2009 History

Famous Weddings

  • Financial analyst and only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor (30) weds actress Sophie Winkleman (29) at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, England
  • Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

Jack KramerJack Kramer (1921-2009)

American tennis player (Wimbledon 1947, US Open 1946, 47), dies of cancer at 88

  • Norman Borlaug, American agronomist (Green revolution - Nobel Peace Prize 1970), dies at 95
  • Willy Ronis, French photographer (b. 1910)

About September 12, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

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