11 September 2023
6.00am (AEST) – Tennis – US Open – Men’s Singles Final – New York
6.00pm (AEST) – 2023 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards – Canberra
Start of Property Congress 2023 (until 13 September) – Adelaide
Start of AFR Property Summit (until 13 September) – Sydney
Birthdays for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (1965) and musician Moby (1965)
• Enid Blyton publishing the first of her Famous Five children’s novels, which went on to become one of the best-selling children’s series ever with over 100 million sold (1942)
• the release of the Atari 2600 video game console, which revolutionised the video game industry (1977) • the last known smallpox death – that of medical photographer Janet Parker who was infected in a British lab (1978)
• the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which killed 2,996 (2001)
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