The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on New York City, Washington DC, and Shenksville Pennsylvania need no introduction. Over 3,000 people lost their lives that day either on the four hijacked planes, or on the ground and in buildings. I recently wrote a Listverse list on “Ten People Who Did Not Board the Titanic”. Some comments on that list asked for a list of people who narrowly avoided death on September 11, 2001, just as those lucky few did not board the Titanic on her ill-fated maiden voyage in April 1912. I decided that would be an excellent follow up list to the Titanic list and set out straight away to start research on writing it. I was amazed just how many stories there are of people who, for what ever reason, narrowly missed being at the World Trade Center buildings, at the Pentagon, or on one of those four flights. I was even more amazed to find stories relating to celebrities and famous people (some more famous than others) who were in the right place at the right time on September 11, 2001 and thus did not die in the attacks. Here are ten famous people who avoided death on September 11, 2001.
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