On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 2021

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks world record for goals scored in men's international football; hits his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Republic of Ireland in Faro

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Powerful 400 yard wide EF-3 tornado travels 12.5 miles through Gloucester County, New Jersey, destroying 50 homes, several farm buildings, and killing 3 dairy cows
  • Record rain recorded in Central Park, New York (7.13 inches) and Newark, New Jersey (8.41 inches) from remnants of Hurricane Ida
  • South America's second-longest river, the Paraná, at its lowest levels for 77 years due to drought
  • Texas law banning most abortion after six weeks comes into effect, now most restrictive in the country

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Fuller, American college football coach and athletics administrator (coach 1977-83; AD 2003-08 Jacksonville State University), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), dies at 77
  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Separatist leader in Kashmir (headed resistance against Indian rule), dies at 92 [1]
2021 Highlights

About September 1, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo