What Happened in September 2017

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Sep 3 Californian governor Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Sep 3 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar
  • Sep 3 North Korea conducts its sixth and largest ever nuclear test, saying it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Sep 4 Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticizes Suu Kyi's lack of response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai

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Sep 4 US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) will be stopped

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Sep 5 Hurricane Irma becomes the post powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history with winds of 185mph
  • Sep 5 Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean
  • Sep 5 Togo's government shuts down the internet for a week to quell government opposition
  • Sep 6 Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Sint Maartens and British Virgin Islands. Prime Minister Gaston Browne reports 95% of buildings in Barbuda damaged.
  • Sep 6 Catalonia's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain
  • Sep 7 Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reports earlier cyberattack could affects 143 million Americans
  • Sep 7 8.2 earthquake hits south-west of Pijijiapan, Mexico killing at least 90, strongest Mexican quake in a century
  • Sep 9 Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys in the US as a category 3 hurricane
  • Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final since 2002 unseeded Sloane Stephens defeats Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0
  • Sep 9 74th Venice Film Festival: "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro wins the Golden Lion

  • Sep 9 Egyptian archaeologists announce the discovery of a 3,500-year-old tomb of a goldsmith and his family in Draa Abul-Naga, Egypt

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Spain's Rafael Nadal wins his 3rd US title; beats Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Sep 11 One million march on this state's national day in Barcelona in support of independence for Catalonia
  • Sep 11 UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea
  • Sep 11 Hurricane Irma leaves 7 million US homes without power in Florida and Georgia
  • Sep 11 Norwegian Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, heading a right-wing coalition, claims victory in Norway's general election
  • Sep 12 Hope Hicks appointed permanent White House Communications Director after working in an interim role
  • Sep 12 Monster fatburg 250m long, 130 tons, size of 11 buses found in sewers under east London

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Sep 12 Lady Gaga confirms her battlle with chronic illness fibromyalgia

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
  • Sep 12 Apple unveils premium iPhone X costing $999, along with iPhone 8
  • Sep 13 Nursing home inhabitants rescued after losing their air-conditioning in aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Florida, 11 die
  • Sep 13 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games

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Sep 13 UN Secretary-General António Guterres says Rohingya refugee crisis now "catastrophic" as 370,000 confirmed to have fled Myanmar

Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • Sep 13 Actress Rebel Wilson awarded $4.56 million in damages in libel case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, largest defamation payout in Australia

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Sep 13 Martin Shkreli's bail revoked after he judged risk to community for posting $5,000 bounty for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Sep 14 Fire at a religious school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, kills 23
  • Sep 14 Bodleian Library reveals earliest evidence of the zero symbol in 3rd or 4th Century Bakhshali (Pakistan) manuscript, through carbon dating
  • Sep 14 Two Islamic State terrorist attacks in Dhiqar province, Southern Iraq, kill at least 60

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Sep 14 Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant, because of lupus, donated by her friend Francia Rais

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • Sep 14 19 people die when a boat capsizes on Yamun River in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Sep 15 Terrorist bomb only partially explodes in attack at Parsons Green tube station, London, injuring 29
  • Sep 16 New Zealand All Black rugby team scores record 57-0 against South African Springboks in Auckland
  • Sep 17 Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atlético Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain

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Sep 18 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert
Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover
Actor Joseph Fiennes
Actor
Joseph Fiennes

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Sep 18 England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drunk driving and is banned for driving for 2 years

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney

  • Sep 18 Hurricane Maria passes over the Caribbean island of Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, destroying 90% of structures and killing 27
  • Sep 19 US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US
  • Sep 19 7.1 earthquake south east of Mexico City kills over 300

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Sep 19 President Hassan Rouhani of Iran in his UN speech criticizes US President Donald Trump for his comments about Iran in his own UN speech

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Sep 19 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals
  • Sep 20 US Federal Reserve says it will start to unwind its bond portfolio employed in wake of the financial crisis
  • Sep 20 Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane, knocking out all power and killing 25
  • Sep 21 Discovery of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, research published in "Current Biology" by Caltech scientists
  • Sep 21 Andre Ward, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announces his retirement
  • Sep 23 US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend
  • Sep 23 Women are allowed in King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time during Saudi Arabia's 87th anniversary celebrations
  • Sep 24 NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump
  • Sep 24 Plastic polystyrene rubbish discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by international team of scientists

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Sep 24 LeBron James calls President Donald Trump "U Bum" in a tweet in response to Trump's comments about Stephen Curry

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry

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Sep 24 Roger Federer is unbeaten as Team Europe dominates Team World 15-9 in the inaugural Laver Cup Tennis event in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Sep 25 First ever woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course
  • Sep 25 Uber's licence to operate is not renewed by Transport for London in the UK, citing problems with background checks
  • Sep 25 Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting underage girl

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Sep 25 92% of Iraqi kurds vote in favour of independence in controversial referendum

6th President of Iraq Jalal Talabani
6th President of Iraq
Jalal Talabani
  • Sep 26 Saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving - last country in the world to do so
  • Sep 26 Fights break out in Uganda's parliament during debate to raise presidential age limit
  • Sep 26 World's second-largest gem-quality diamond, the "Lesedi La Rona", sells for $53m
  • Sep 27 Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia
  • Sep 27 Researchers confirm existence of giant tree rat "Vika" in the Solomon Islands that can crack open coconuts

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Sep 28 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Sep 29 Mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomats prompt US to warn citizens not to travel to Cuba and pull some embassy staff
  • Sep 30 Indonesian man survives a fight with giant python 7.8m long in Batang Gansal

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 16 Welsh singer Charlotte Church (31) marries musician Jonny Powell (30) in Cardiff

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), dies at 78
  • Sep 2 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American composer (Martha Graham Ballets), dies at 96
  • Sep 2 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 66

Person of interestWalter Becker

Sep 3 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), dies of esophageal cancer at 67

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • Sep 3 Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion), dies at 75
  • Sep 3 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), dies at 90
  • Sep 5 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Sep 8 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), dies from emphysema at 78
  • Sep 8 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, dies at 86
  • Sep 11 Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), dies at 77
  • Sep 11 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), dies at 88
  • Sep 13 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Sep 13 Pete Domenici, American politician, U.S. Senator from New Mexico (1973-2009), dies at 85
  • Sep 14 Basi, world's oldest giant panda in captivity, dies in Fuzhou, China, at 37
  • Sep 15 Harry Dean Stanton,American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), dies at 91
  • Sep 19 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), dies at 86

Person of interestJake LaMotta

Sep 19 Jake LaMotta, American middleweight boxing champion (1949-51) (immortalised in Raging Bull), dies at 95

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Sep 19 Bernie Casey, American actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Joseph M. McDade, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), dies at 85
  • Sep 25 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 85
  • Sep 26 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, dies at 91

Person of interestHugh Hefner

Sep 27 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), dies of natural causes at 91

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Sep 27 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, dies from pneumonia at 90
  • Sep 27 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), dies at 94
  • Sep 29 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies at 81
  • Sep 30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96
  • Sep 30 Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), dies at 89