What Happened in September 2011

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Following his disqualification in the 100m, Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs a season best 19.40 to win the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Sep 7 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
  • Sep 8 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • Sep 9 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Samantha Stosur becomes first Australian to wins a Grand Slam title since 1980; upsets Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his first US title; beats Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 12 "Love On Top" single released by Beyoncé (Grammy Award Best Traditional R&B Performance 2013, Billboard Song of the Year 2012)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 14 Elizabeth Warren announces she intends to run for the Democratic nomination for the 2012 Massachusetts Senatorial election

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • Sep 15 The St. Thomas Assembly plant is closed permanently after decades of providing employing to the region of St. Thomas, Ontario and resulting in the loss of roughly 1,400 well-paid jobs

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 16 The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

  • Sep 17 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 18 63rd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Kyle Chandler & Julianna Margulies win

  • Sep 18 36th Toronto International Film Festival: "Where Do We Go Now?" directed by Nadine Labaki wins the People's Choice Award (Drama)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 19 Ashton Kutcher debuts on "Two and a Half Men", replacing Charlie Sheen

  • Sep 20 The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 20 "New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 20 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

  • Sep 22 CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
  • Sep 25 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Killeen Castle, Ireland: Europe regain Cup 15-13; Azahara Muñoz beats Angela Stanford 1-up to clinch the Cup for Europe

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 3 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sep 4 Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (28) weds David Lauren (40), son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren at the 17,000 acre farm in Colorado
  • Sep 10 Actress Amy Smart (36) weds TV personality and model Carter Oosterhouse (35) in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Sep 17 Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 24 Model and actress Molly Sims (38) weds film producer Scott Stuber at Frank Caferatta Vineyards in Napa, California
  • Sep 30 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 23 Actress Lisa Linde (39) divorces "Xmen" actor James Marsden (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
  • Sep 29 "House M.D." actress Olivia Wilde (26) divorces Italian prince Tao Ruspoli (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)
  • Sep 2 Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
  • Sep 4 Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)

Person of interestCliff Robertson

Sep 10 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, dies at 88

  • Sep 11 Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (Spartacus), dies of cancer at 39
  • Sep 11 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • Sep 11 Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 11 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • Sep 12 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
  • Sep 13 DJ Mehdi, French hip hop and electro producer (b. 1977)
  • Sep 13 Walter Bonatti, Italian climber (b. 1930)
  • Sep 15 Frances Bay, Canadian actress (b. 1919)
  • Sep 17 Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)
  • Sep 18 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77), dies at 98
  • Sep 19 Thomas Capano, attorney, criminal (b. 1949)
  • Sep 19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • Sep 20 Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. (b. 1940)
  • Sep 21 Pamela Ann Rymer, American federal appellate judge (b. 1941)
  • Sep 21 Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate and human rights activist (executed) (b. 1968)
  • Sep 21 Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet (b. 1939)
  • Sep 23 Stuart J. Byrne, American sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man), dies at 97

Person of interestWangari Maathai

Sep 25 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist, founder of the Green Belt Movement, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2004) and Indira Gandhi Peace Prize (2006), dies from ovarian cancer at 71

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Environmentalist
Wangari Maathai
  • Sep 26 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • Sep 27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 30 Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)