The People History Home

September 1st to 30th Just a few news items from each day click on the link for each day to find more news for that day

September 1

1914 St. Petersburg Changes Name To Petrograd

1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and Great Tokyo Fire Japan

1939 Germany Invades Poland

1954 Hurricane Carol Strikes Long Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island

2004 Chechen Rebels Take 1,000 Children Hostage

September 2

1935 Labor Day Hurricane strikes Florida Keys

1945 Japan formally surrenders to the Allies

September 3

1929 Dow Reaches Peak of 381.17 Before Stock Market Crash

1939 Britain and France Declare War On Germany

1984 Typhoon Ike Strikes Philippines

September 4

1959 Labor Reform Act Passed US

1972 Mark Spitz wins a record seventh gold medal

September 5

1972 Black September Attack Israel Athletes During Olympics

2007 Apple Launches Itouch

September 6

1901 President McKinley Assasinated

1941 Jews Ordered To Wear Yellow Star Of David Germany

September 7

1940 Battle Of Britain To Protect British Cities

1979 ESPN Debuts On Cable

2008 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into government control

Born in September

Rocky Marciano

Born: Rocco Francis Marchegiano 1st September 1923 Brockton, Massachusetts U.S.

Henry Ford II

Born: 4th September 1917 Detroit, Michigan U.S.

Hugh Grant

Born: Hugh John Mungo Grant, September 9, 1960, Hammersmith, London, England

Bill O'Reilly

Born: September 10th, 1949 New York City, NY, U.S.

Jesse Owens

Born: James Cleveland Owens, September 12th,

Roald Dahl

Born: September 13th, 1916, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

David Copperfield

Born: September 16th, 1956, Metuchen, New Jersey

Sophia Loren

Born: Sofia Villani Scicolone, September 20th, 1934, Rome, Italy

Stephen King

Born: September 21st, 1947, Portland, Maine, US

Jim Henson

Born: September 24th, 1936, Greenville, Mississippi

Jerry Lee Lewis

Born: 29th September 1935 Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.

September 8

1944 First V2 rocket Lands on London

September 9

1950 Truman Fireside Chat To Explain new Controls

1956 Elvis Presley appears on Ed Sullivan's show

1965 Hurricane Betsy Makes Landfall

1971 Attica Prison Riot New York

September 10

1942 Gas Rationing US

1973 King's Cross and Euston station Bombings

September 11

1978 Georgi Markov Killed Using Poison Umbrella

2001 9/11 Attacks On World Trade Center and Pentagon

2004 Hurricane Ivan Causes Massive Destruction

September 12

1940 Lascaux Prehistoric Cave Paintings Discovered In France

1953 John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

1953 Nikita Khrushchev Takes Over In Soviet Union

1960 Hurricane Donna Strikes Long Island

1977 Steve Biko Killed In South Africa

1988 Hurricane Gilbert Strikes Jamaica

September 13

1959 First Man Made Object ( Luna 2 )Reaches The Moon

1960 OPEC Created

1966 Minimum Wage Raised To $1.40 in US

1982 Princess Grace of Monaco Dies

2001 Osama bin Laden Named As Prime Suspect

2006 E. Coli Breakout U.S.

September 14

1920 Wall Street Bombing

1928 Okeechobee Hurricane Strikes Florida

1932 Mahatma Gandhi begins his hunger strike

1997 Steve Jobs Returns to Apple

September 15

1975 Inflation Hits 26% in the UK

100 years of price Change

100 Years Of Price Changes

We spent many hours researching cost of living information for each year and I created this page after being asked a number of times about why I did not include current prices alongside our cost of living information for each year and thought this was the easiest way to make the information available. Includes Average Cost of New Home, Average Wages, New Car cost, Gallon of Gas, and a 1 lb Hamburger Meat, 1920 to 2023.

September 16

1970 Jimi Hendrix Dies From Overdose

September 17

1960 Chubby Checker has a number 1 record with The Twist

1978 Carl Bridgewater Murder UK

1995 Unabombers 35,000 word manifesto New York Times

September 18

1946 First Cannes Film Festival

1973 Battle of the sexes in Tennis Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

September 19

1851 The New York Times Founded

1960 : Chubby Checker has a number 1 record with The Twist which launched a worldwide dance craze.

September 20

1962 James Meredith Barred From University of Mississippi

1946 First Cannes Film Festival

September 21

1937 J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," published

1989 Colin Powell appointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

September 22

1938 New England hurricane

1961 Peace Corps Established

September 23

1952 Rocky Marciano Becomes world heavyweight champion

1957 Little Rock Nine School Children Issue Arkansas

2004 Hurricane Jeanne slams into Haiti

September 24

1908 First factory-built Ford Model T completed

1988 Ben Johnson wins the 100m gold at the Seoul Olympics and then fails drug test

September 25 September 26

1962 "Beverly Hillbillies" HIT TV Show Starts

1969 "Chicago Seven" Trial Begins

1969 The Beatles release the "Abbey Road Album " in the UK

2002 The ferry Joola from Senegal capsizes off the coast of Gambia

2007 "Saffron Revolution" Burma / Union of Myanmar

2009 Roman Polanski Detained In Switzerland

September 27

1959 Typhoon Vera Strikes Honshu , Japan

1964 The Warren commission publishes official verdict for assassination of President John F. Kennedy

September 28

1928 Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin

1975 Spaghetti House Siege In London

1994 Car and Passenger Ferry the Estonia sinks

September 29

1982 Tylenol Capsule Laced with Cyanide poison Chicago, Illinois

September 30

1949 Berlin Airlift Ends After agreement reached

1955 James Dean Dies In Car Crash

1981 Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first female U.S. Supreme Court justice in history

2009 Earthquake Sumatra