On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 2015

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

  • 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

Film & TV History

Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5 million) by Forbes

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), dies at 61
2015 Highlights

About September 11, 2015

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: Easy Love - Sigala