September 2001 calendar

September 2001

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2001.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2001: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2001?


  • 01 Sep 2001 German football's national team lost a World Cup qualifier to England for the second time in their history (including as West Germany), by a narrow margin of 1-5 to the England team managed Sven-Goran Ericsson at the Olympic Stadium Munchen (Munich). This ends a long run of England losses to Germany.
  • 03 Sep 2001 Because they feel the Zionism issue is too important, the United States, Canada, and Israel have withdrawn from the U.N. Conference on Racism.
  • 04 Sep 2001 Hewlett-Packard announces that it will acquire Compaq Computer through a stock swap in the amount of US$25 billion.
  • 07 Sep 2001 Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary (of his career) concert takes place in New York City.
  • 09 Sep 2001 Two al Qaeda assassins claim to be Arab journalists who wanted an interview with Ahmed Shah Massoud (leader of the Northern Alliance) and assassinate him in Afghanistan.
  • 10 Sep 2001 Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, calls a meeting of hundreds Pentagon senior staff members and gives a speech in which he called the Pentagon bureaucracy an enemy to security. He declares "... that we are declaring war on the bureaucracy.
  • 11 Sep 2001 The United States is the site of the September 11 attacks. The hijacking of planes results in the destruction of New York's World Trade Center, the damage to Arlington's Pentagon, Virginia, as well as the crash of a passenger aircraft near Shanksville in Pennsylvania.
  • 12 Sep 2001 Ansett Australia, Australia‚Äôs first interstate commercial airline, is forced to close due to increasing pressure on the international aviation industry. This leaves 10,000 people without jobs.
  • 13 Sep 2001 Major League Baseball has postponed all of its games until September 17 due to terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
  • 14 Sep 2001 George W Bush, the US President, stands alongside firefighters and rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York.
  • 15 Sep 2001 George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, stated that America is currently at war with terror.
  • 17 Sep 2001 After the September 11 Attacks, New York Stock Exchange is reopened for trading. This was the longest closing since the Great Depression.
  • 18 Sep 2001 First anthrax letter was sent from Trenton, New Jersey during the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 19 Sep 2001 The German Bundestag has voted full support for the USA in the wake of the terrorist attack on New York City. This includes military support.
  • 20 Sep 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush addresses a joint session Congress and the American people. He declares a "war on terror".
  • 21 Sep 2001 Deep Space 1 flew within 2200 km of Comet Borrelly.
  • 22 Sep 2001 A barge and a ship collide at Barbour's Cut, Texas, USA. The channel was flooded with about 137,000 litres fuel oil.
  • 25 Sep 2001 The national satellite radio service XM was launched.
  • 26 Sep 2001 UPN debuts Enterprise, the fifth Star Trek television series.
  • 27 Sep 2001 Zug massacre: Friedrich Leibacher, a Swiss gunman, shoots 18 people, kills 14 others, and then commits suicide.
  • 28 Sep 2001 Film: "Don't Say A Word" starring Michael Douglas and "Zoolander" starring Ben Stiller
  • 29 Sep 2001 The Syracuse Herald-Journal, an American newspaper that dates back to 1839 has ceased publication.
  • 04 Sep 2001 Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 2001?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Fallin'youtube
  2. - I'm Real
  3. - Someone To Call My Lover
  4. - Where The Party At
  5. - Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Let's Dance
  2. - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
  3. - Mambo No 5
  4. - Hey Baby
  5. - What Would You Do


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2001?

Black House by Stephen King, Peter Strau

Black House


Collaboration is the sequel to dark fantasy?EURoeTheTalisman?EUR?.

The Blue Last by Martha Grimes

The Blue Last


Richard Jury confronts the final thing he needs to face in The Blue Last: the war that claimed his mother, father and childhood.

Living A Life That Matters by Harold S. Kushner

Living A Life That Matters


We all need to feel valued. Perhaps this is why we place so much value on celebrity, titles and corner offices.

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Ghost Soldiers


On January 28, 1945, 121 carefully selected U.S. soldiers slipped behind enemy lines into the Philippines. Their mission was to march thirty miles in order to rescue 513 prisoners of war (POWs) who were trapped in an awful camp.

Leap Of Faith by Danielle Steel

Leap Of Faith