Historic World Events / September (page 3)

September

List historic world events in September

September, 2016

  • 19 September

    Goodfellas opens

    Goodfellas opens

    On this day in 1990, the Martin Scorsese-directed Mafia film Goodfellas, starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Joe Pesci, opens in theaters around the United States. The movie, which was based on the best-selling 1986 book Wiseguy, by the New York crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, tells the …

  • 19 September

    Opera star Maria Callas dies

    Opera star Maria Callas dies

    “Diva” is a word used rather freely these days to describe those whose talents are matched or exceeded by their tendency to maximize the drama in every situation. But the term originated in the world of opera as shorthand for divina, or “goddess”—a label reserved for the greatest of female …

  • 19 September

    Hurricane Inez batters Caribbean

    Hurricane Inez batters Caribbean

    Hurricane Inez slams into the islands of the Caribbean, killing hundreds of people, on this day in 1966. The storm left death and destruction in its wake from Guadeloupe to Mexico over the course of its nearly three-week run. Inez was the most destructive hurricane of the 1966 storm season. …

  • 19 September

    Warren Commission report delivered to President Johnson

    Warren Commission report delivered to President Johnson

    On this day in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson receives a special commission’s report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which had occurred on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Since the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed by a man named Jack Ruby almost immediately after murdering …

  • 17 September

    Attica prison riot ends

    Attica prison riot ends

    A four-day riot at Attica Prison comes to a violent end as law enforcement officials open fire, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages and injuring many more. The prison insurrection was the bloodiest in U.S. history. On the morning of September 9, 1971, a group of inmates at the Attica …

  • 16 September

    Goldwater attacks Johnson’s Vietnam policy

    Goldwater attacks Johnson’s Vietnam policy

    Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, Republican senator from Arizona, charges that President Lyndon Johnson lied to the American people and that he is committing the United States to war “recklessly.” Having previously called the war “McNamara’s War,” he now described it as “Johnson’s War.” Goldwater said that the United States should …

  • 16 September

    IRA officially disarms

    IRA officially disarms

    Two months after announcing its intention to disarm, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) gives up its weapons in front of independent weapons inspectors. The decommissioning of the group s substantial arsenal took place in secret locations in the Republic of Ireland. One Protestant and one Catholic priest as well as …

  • 15 September

    First day of work at the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation

    First day of work at the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation

    On this day in 1928, work begins at Chicago’s new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. (The company had officially incorporated the day before.) In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola radio, the first mass-produced commercial car radio. (The name had two parts: “motor” evoked cars and motion, while “ola” derived from “Victrola” …

  • 12 September

    Audiences are treated to surprise preview of Gone with the Wind

    Audiences are treated to surprise preview of Gone with the Wind

    Audiences at the Fox Theater in Riverside, California, get a surprise showing of Gone with the Wind, which the theater manager shows as a second feature. Producer David O. Selznick sat in the back and observed the audience reaction to his highly anticipated film. The movie was released a few …

  • 12 September

    Eighth planet discovered

    Eighth planet discovered

    German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory. Neptune, generally the eighth planet from the sun, was postulated by the French astronomer Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who calculated the approximate location of the planet by studying gravity-induced disturbances in the motions of Uranus. On September 23, …