On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
  • US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan

Famous Weddings

  • "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Hal David, American lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), dies at 91
  • Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), dies at 85
  • Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-95), dies from a brain tumour