On This Day

Historical Events in September 2013

  • Sep 1 Gareth Bale transfers from Tottenham Hotspur FC to Real Madrid for an estimated world record fee of £85.3 million (€100 million)
  • Sep 3 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula
  • Sep 3 Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion
  • Sep 6 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 7 14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus
  • Sep 7 15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Sep 7 Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election

Historic Event

Sep 7 Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans to develop a new 'Silk Road Economic Belt' (part of Belt and Road Initiative) during visit to Kazakhstan

  • Sep 8 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • Sep 8 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7, 6-1

  • Sep 9 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic
  • Sep 9 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Sep 9 44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala
  • Sep 9 Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his second US title; beats Novak Đoković 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Film Premiere

Sep 9 Barry Avrich’s film "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story", about the life of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

  • Sep 10 16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 10 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • Sep 11 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria
  • Sep 13 30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 13 9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania
  • Sep 13 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 59 in the 2nd round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC in Lake Forest, Illinois, becoming just the 6th player to shoot sub-60 in a PGA Tour event
  • Sep 15 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq
  • Sep 15 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
  • Sep 15 Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
  • Sep 15 Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania
  • Sep 15 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award

Golf Major

Sep 15 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 2 strokes over New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko; first time event has major title status

  • Sep 16 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico
  • Sep 16 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C.

Election of Interest

Sep 16 Paul Kagame wins re-election to the Rwandan presidency in a landslide

  • Sep 17 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada
  • Sep 17 TV comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" starring Andy Samberg and an ensemble cast premieres in the US on Fox
  • Sep 20 46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen
  • Sep 20 Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales
  • Sep 20 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • Sep 20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • Sep 21 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines
  • Sep 21 100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 21 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 21 Farm Aid held in Saratoga Springs, New York; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Pete Seeger, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Sasha Dobson, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots

  • Sep 22 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

Emmy Awards

Sep 22 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

Election of Interest

Sep 22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections

  • Sep 23 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China
  • Sep 24 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Sep 24 "The Goldbergs" by Adam F. Goldberg premieres in the US on ABC

Sports History

Sep 25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup

Album Release

Sep 27 Lorde releases her debut studio album "Pure Heroine"

  • Sep 27 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 27 19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 27 At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java
  • Sep 27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • Sep 28 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 28 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • Sep 29 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria
  • Sep 29 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria
  • Sep 30 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq