On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 2015

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Martian" based on the novel by Andy Weir, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon
  • A large crane collapses killing more than 100 people in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Ex-Governor of Texas, Rick Perry becomes the first candidate to drop out of race for the Republican nomination
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5million) by Forbes

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), dies at 61