Historical Events in September 2007

  • Sep 1 Clay Buchholz becomes first Boston Red Sox rookie to pitch a no-hitter. In just his second MLB appearance; beats Baltimore Orioles 10-0 at Fenway Park
  • Sep 1 In one of the biggest upsets in college football history, 109,218 fans see Appalachian State's Corey Lynch block a Jason Gingell 37-yard field goal attempt with 6 seconds remaining to inspire an epic 34-32 win v Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • Sep 1 Tyson Gay helps US win the men's 4 x 100m relay at the world track & field championships in Osaka, Japan to join Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene as the only men to win 3 gold medals at one world meet
  • Sep 3 Panama Canal's "Third Set of Locks" expansion project begins with a huge initial explosion under Paraíso Hill that is watched by thousands of people
  • Sep 5 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-1, 6-3; Henin wins event without losing a set

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 9 Farm Aid 20 held in Randall Island, New York City; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, and Jimmy Sturr [1]

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: Switzerland's Roger Federer wins 4th consecutive US title; beats Novak Đoković of Serbia 7-6, 7-6, 6-4

Coup d'état

Sep 10 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

  • Sep 11 Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

Historic Event

Sep 12 Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.

Historic Event

Sep 12 Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

  • Sep 14 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus

Historic Event

Sep 14 Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

  • Sep 15 32nd Toronto International Film Festival: "Eastern Promises" directed by David Cronenberg wins the People's Choice Award

Emmy Awards

Sep 16 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win

  • Sep 16 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Francesca Schiavonea of Italy 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 to give Russia an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-0)
  • Sep 16 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
  • Sep 16 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Halmstad GK, Sweden: US retains Cup 16-12; after trailing by a point US dominates singles 8½-3½
  • Sep 17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City
  • Sep 18 Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the 'Saffron Revolution'

Election of Interest

Sep 18 Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president

Sports History

Sep 19 MS Dhoni named Captain of Indian Cricket team for the 1st time for the ICC World Twenty20

Film Release

Sep 21 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

Film & TV History

Sep 21 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

Television Premiere

Sep 24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS

Historic Event

Sep 24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

  • Sep 25 Bungie Studios release Halo 3 for Xbox 360

Album Release

Sep 25 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 15th studio album "Magic", made with the E Street Band

Album Release

Sep 25 Hear Music/Universal Records releases "Shine", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 19th studio album

Album Release

Sep 25 Herbie Hancock releases "River: The Joni Letters" tribute to Joni Mitchell (Grammy Album of the Year, 2008)

  • Sep 26 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan
  • Sep 29 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall demolished in a controlled explosion
  • Sep 30 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China: Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr score as Germany beats Brazil, 2-0
  • Sep 30 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Montreal GC: David Toms and Scott Verplank remain undefeated as US beats International team, 19½–14½