11 September 2021
5.40pm (AEST) – NRL Elimination Final – Sydney Roosters v Gold Coast Titans – Townsville
7.40pm (AEST) – AFL Preliminary Final – Port Adelaide Power v Western Bulldogs – Adelaide
7.50pm (AEST) – NRL Qualifying Final – Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Townsville
20th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks on America (2001)
Class of 2021, including Aussie Lauren Jackson and Kobe Bryant, to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – Springfield, Massachusetts
• 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 more than 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)
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