On this day

In 1985, US President Ronald Reagan changed his earlier stance on South Africa and agreed to limited sanctions. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 9 September?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 1985, US President Ronald Reagan changed his earlier stance on South Africa and agreed to limited sanctions. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 09 September, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 09 SEPTEMBER

1997 |  F.W. de Klerk delivered his farewell address to Parliament on this day. 

1985 | US President Ronald Reagan changed his earlier stance on South Africa and agreed to limited sanctions

2016 | The North Korean government conducted its fifth and largest nuclear test.  World leaders condemned the act, with South Korea calling it “maniacal recklessness”.

2015 | Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and she died on 08 September 2022 after serving for seven decades.

2012 | The Indian space agency put into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a series of 21 consecutive PSLV launches.

2009 | Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, was inaugurated with a ceremony.

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BIRTHDAYS

1965 | American basketball player and coach, Dan Majerle.

1991 | Bissauan-Portuguese footballer, Danilo Pereira.

1980 | American baseball player, Todd Coffey.

1974 | American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Marcos Curiel.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2006 | South Africa veteran political activist, artist and writer, Hilda Bernstein, 91.

1978 | Canadian-American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros, Jack L. Warner, 86.

1979 | English composer, conductor, and producer, Norrie Paramor, 65.

2015 | Sri Lankan physicist and academic, K. Kunaratnam, 81.

1998 | American dancer and choreographer, Bill Cratty, 47.

SPORTS 

2000 | Manchester United beat Dynamo Kiev 1-0 on this day, to narrowly qualify from their Champions League group stage. 

ENTERTAINMENT 

2018 | On this day, “The Bad Seed” film was released for the first time in the United States. 

AFRICA FACT 

You will be considered disrespectful in Tanzania when shaking hands using your left hand to greet someone.