September 2009 calendar

September 2009

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2009.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2009: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2009?


  • 01 Sep 2009 At 70 years since the outbreak of World War II, European leaders pay tribute to the victims at ceremonies that marked the occasion.
  • 02 Sep 2009 Pfizer, a US drugmaker, agrees to pay US$2.3Billion in the largest healthcare fraud settlement ever made by the Department of Justice. Four drugs were illegally promoted by the firm, which was not approved by medical regulators.
  • 03 Sep 2009 The wreckage of the helicopter which crashed in southern India with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, has been located.
  • 04 Sep 2009 The 2009 Java earthquake killed 63 people.
  • 05 Sep 2009 G-20 finance ministers have outlined plans for reforming banking, which include stricter regulation of financial institutions.
  • 06 Sep 2009 Ira & Larry Goldberg, Auctioneers in Beverly Hills, California, conduct the auction for part one of Dan Holmes' collection of US large coins.
  • 07 Sep 2009 Busch Gardens, Florida, closes The Big Bad Wolf rollercoaster. The attraction was the first suspended roller coaster in the world and was enjoyed by 29 million people.
  • 08 Sep 2009 Ampquotscores are killed in a shipwreck that occurred in Sierra Leone.
  • 09 Sep 2009 US Representative Joe Wilson (R.S.C.) interrupts President Barack Obama’s health care speech before Congress with an audible shout: ampquotYou lie!
  • 10 Sep 2009 Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, apologizes for the treatment of Alan Turing (respected WWII code-breaker) after World War II. He was chemically castrated for homosexual relations.
  • 11 Sep 2009 Search and rescue efforts following the 2009 Sierra Leone Shipwreck come to an end. 90 people have been confirmed dead, and at least 100 are still missing.
  • 12 Sep 2009 In Antananarivo, Madagascar, police disperse small groups that are opposed to Andry Rajoelina's administration.
  • 13 Sep 2009 Russia declares it will support Venezuela in building a nuclear energy program.
  • 14 Sep 2009 After a long battle against pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze, an American actor (Dirty Dancing and Ghost), has died at the age of 57.
  • 15 Sep 2009 In the Norwegian parliamentary elections, the Red-Green Coalition of Prime Minster Jens Stoltenberg was elected for a second term.
  • 16 Sep 2009 New documents reveal that J. R. R. Tolkien, a novelist, was secretly trained to spy for His Majesty’s Government during World War II.
  • 17 Sep 2009 Senior Irish Catholic bishops have said that Roman Catholics are allowed to vote "Yes" in the country's second referendum about the Treaty of Lisbon.
  • 18 Sep 2009 The final episode of The Guiding Light's 72-year-old run is broadcast.
  • 19 Sep 2009 The six-nation East African Regional bloc, which includes Djibouti (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan), urges the UN to impose sanctions on Eritrea, for supporting Islamist rebels in Somalia's war-torn Somalia.
  • 20 Sep 2009 "Precious" wins the People's Choice Award at 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • 21 Sep 2009 Paris is the site of the Clearstream trial, where Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister France, will be tried.
  • 22 Sep 2009 American Mesac Damas is extradited to Haiti to face trial for the murders committed against his six family members in Florida.
  • 23 Sep 2009 A dust storm has swept through Australia's cities of Canberra, Sydney, and Brisbane. It is the worst for at least 70 years. New South Wales's aviation system is disrupted.
  • 24 Sep 2009 Pittsburgh will host the G20 summit, with 30 international leaders. This is the first time LRAD has been used in American history.
  • 25 Sep 2009 In a joint television appearance, President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain and Nicolas Sarkozy of France accused Iran in secret of building a nuclear enrichment facility.
  • 26 Sep 2009 With 60 countries represented, 30 African and South American leaders will attend.
  • 27 Sep 2009 William Safire, a columnist at The New York Times for 30 years, dies in Rockville, Maryland after succumbing to pancreatic cancer. He was also the author of Political Dictionary and a speechwriter for Richard Nixon.
  • 28 Sep 2009 The 2009 quarter dollar of the US Virgin Islands is now in circulation thanks to the US Mint.
  • 29 Sep 2009 A tsunami is caused by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake close to the Samoan Islands.
  • 30 Sep 2009 In the year ending September, the US deficit hit a record US$1.4 trillion.
  • 02 Sep 2009 The Andhra Pradesh, India helicopter crash occurred near Rudrakonda Hill, 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. Fatalities included Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 2009?
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  2. - Party In The U.S.A.
  3. - Down
  4. - Run This Town
  5. - You Belong With Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2009?

Half The Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Half The Sky


#1 National BestsellerFrom two of the most moral voices in our generation, a passionate call for arms against the most pervasive violation of human rights: the oppression and violence against women and girls in the

A Gate At The Stairs by Lorrie Moore

A Gate At The Stairs


Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner AwardFinalist in the Orange Prize FictionChosen by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell



Malcolm Gladwell's new book is a stunning intellectual journey through the world "outliers", the best and brightest, most famous, and most successful.

Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson, Richard DiLallo

Alex Cross's Trial


Separated by TimeFrom his grandmother Alex Cross heard the story about his great uncle Abraham, and his struggle for survival during the Ku Klux Klan era.

A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

A Big Little Life