September 2016 calendar

September 2016

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2016: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2016?


  • 01 Sep 2016 2016 Gabonese protests. Large explosions and gunfire were reported in Libreville, Gabonese capital. This is as security forces clashed with Jean Ping supporters protesting the election results that indicate President Ali Bongo Ondimba won narrowly. Jean Ping, an opposition leader, claims that two people were killed when military helicopters attacked the Union of Forces for Change headquarters. Internet is also cut in Libreville, the capital.
  • 02 Sep 2016 Sectarianism in Pakistan: Islamic militants attack Christian areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 13 people were killed in Mardan.
  • 03 Sep 2016 Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, declares a "state of lawlessness" in the country following yesterday's bombing at Davao City which has resulted in the deaths of at least 14 people.
  • 04 Sep 2016 2016 Davao City Bombing: The governments of Australia and Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States have issued travel warnings to Mindanao, Philippines, in light of the attack.
  • 05 Sep 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Two suicide bombers on foot killed at least 24 and injured 91 other people after they struck close to Kabul's Afghan Ministry of Defence. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths of 58 commanders and officers. A second bombing occurred shortly thereafter. (Reuters) (BBC Today
  • 06 Sep 2016 2016 Davao City Bombing: Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine president, declares a national emergency. Duterte warns Abu Sayyaf that he will eat him alive. (Time'),
  • 07 Sep 2016 Syrian civil war: More than 100 people were injured by a chlorine attack in Aleppo Tuesday. One person is killed by the blast of barrel bombs.
  • 08 Sep 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Taliban militants invade Tarinkot, the provincial capital in Afghanistan's Urozgan Province. Fighting has been reported at multiple fronts in the city. Local officials fled to Tarinkot Airport nearby for refuge.
  • 09 Sep 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: The United States Navy SEALs fail to rescue hostages from Australia and America by high altitude parachuting.
  • 10 Sep 2016 Russia-United States relations and Syrian civil war: The U.S. Obama Administration and the Russian Putin Administration have reached a peace agreement for Syria. This deal will end combat in certain areas and create a center of combat for the fight against ISIL and Al-Nusra Front.
  • 11 Sep 2016 Civil war in Syria: More than 100 people have been killed in airstrikes against rebel-held Idlib, and more than 100 others were injured.
  • 12 Sep 2016 Conflict in Moro: Three Filipino fishermen were allegedly taken from their trawler by Abu Sayyaf, a Filipino national, off the Malaysian island of Sabah.
  • 13 Sep 2016 Syria: Syria's air defense reports that it has shot down an Israeli warplane which attacked a Syrian army post in al-Quneitra. It was located near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. According to the Israel Defense Forces, missiles were fired at their aircraft, but they did not hit.
  • 14 Sep 2016 2016 Davao City Bombing: The September 2nd bombing has claimed 15 lives.
  • 15 Sep 2016 Through the U.S. Justice Department, the Obama administration seeks a $14 billion fine against Deutsche Bank for mortgage securities.
  • 16 Sep 2016 War in North-West Pakistan: At least 28 people are killed and 31 injured in a suicide bombing at a mosque located in Mohmand Agency. Jamaat-ul Ahrar claims responsibility.
  • 17 Sep 2016 American-led intervention in Syria and Syria's civil war: The United States admits that warplanes may not have struck a Syrian Army post near Deir-ez-Zor Airport in eastern Syria. It was conducting an operation against ISIL in which more than 60 Syrian soldiers were killed. (BBC). The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), holds an emergency session to address the U.S. strikes in Deir ez-Zor.
  • 18 Sep 2016 Insurgency in Kashmir: Four Jaish-e-Mohammed militants attacked an Indian Army base close to the Pakistan border, killing at least 17 soldiers.
  • 19 Sep 2016 2016 New York and New Jersey Bombings: A robot from the bomb squad detonates an explosive device in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Seaside Park has experienced an explosion before. No one was hurt. (NBC News). Ahmad Khan Rahami is arrested by police in Linden, New Jersey. Two officers were reportedly hurt.
  • 20 Sep 2016 After street violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between protesters against President Joseph Kabila and security force left at least 44 people dead, armed men wearing military uniforms set fire to the headquarters of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress in Kinshasa (DR Congo), killing at least two.
  • 21 Sep 2016 According to the Obama administration, Russia is responsible for the September 19th bombing of an aid convoy belonging to United Nations near Aleppo. Russia denies any involvement. The United Nations suspended all humanitarian convoys to Syria in the wake of the attack.
  • 22 Sep 2016 Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: 26 people have been killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen. The strike targeted a house in western Yemen.
  • 23 Sep 2016 Insurgency in South Thailand: Three Thai police officers are killed and two others injured in a bomb-and-gun attack that took place in Yala province.
  • 24 Sep 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). A triple suicide bombing attack in Tikrit north of Tikrit kills at most 11 people and injures 34 others.
  • 25 Sep 2016 Syria Civil War: France, the United States and the United Kingdom seek to meet with the United Nations Security Council in order to discuss the declining security situation at Aleppo.
  • 26 Sep 2016 Colombian conflict: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono (also known as Timochenko), sign a peace agreement in Cartagena. This ends the longest-running armed conflict in Western Hemisphere. On October 2, the final agreement will go to the people for their approval in a referendum.
  • 27 Sep 2016 Aleppo Offensive - The Syrian Army and insurgents clash in Aleppo's 1070 Apartments District.
  • 28 Sep 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: At least 21 deaths from a U.S. drone attack in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
  • 29 Sep 2016 2016 India-Pakistan military conflict: The Indian Army claims that it carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan on militant camps across the Line of Control. This allegedly killed several militants. Pakistan denies this claim, and calls it cross-border shooting that resulted in the deaths of two of its soldiers. (India Today), (Reuters),
  • 30 Sep 2016 Aleppo offensive (September 2016). Ten thousand pro-government soldiers, mostly Iranian-led Shiite militants amass near Aleppo to prepare for a final assault against rebel-held areas of the city.
  • 03 Sep 2016 The U.S. and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions, both formally ratify the Paris global climate agreement.
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  1. - Closer
  2. - Cheap Thrills
  3. - Cold Water
  4. - Heathens
  5. - This Is What You Came For


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2016?

Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell

Depraved Heart


Patricia Cornwell's latest thriller features Dr. Kay Scarpetta as the main character.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett



#1 New York Times Bestseller

First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

First Star I See Tonight



An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson

An Obvious Fact


A Simple Fact

Summer Island by Kristin Hannah

Summer Island


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * On Mystic Lake, the beloved bestseller, is back with a touching, funny, and luminous novel about a mother-daughter relationship. It explores the complex ties between them and their past, as well as the healing that …