On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
  • Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 4th US title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Famous Weddings

  • "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively (25) weds "Green Lantern" actor Ryan Reynolds (35) at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer (billion-litre idea), dies from kidney failure at 90