What Happened in September 1991

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • Sep 1 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
  • Sep 1 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan

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Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 2 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 2 US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
  • Sep 3 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4 "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
  • Sep 4 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 4 Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 5 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

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Sep 5 Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Sep 6 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Sep 6 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • Sep 6 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • Sep 6 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • Sep 7 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • Sep 7 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • Sep 7 Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 111th Women's U.S. Open: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 8 Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
  • Sep 8 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
  • Sep 8 Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8 111th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)

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Sep 9 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Sep 9 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • Sep 10 Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
  • Sep 10 Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • Sep 11 "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
  • Sep 11 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
  • Sep 11 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • Sep 11 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

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Sep 12 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 12 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
  • Sep 13 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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Sep 13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Sep 13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • Sep 14 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • Sep 14 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 14 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
  • Sep 14 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
  • Sep 15 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
  • Sep 15 SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yds
  • Sep 15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • Sep 16 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine

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Sep 16 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Sep 16 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • Sep 17 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 17 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • Sep 17 The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • Sep 18 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • Sep 18 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • Sep 18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
  • Sep 18 Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • Sep 19 Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
  • Sep 19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • Sep 20 Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
  • Sep 21 Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
  • Sep 21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • Sep 22 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • Sep 22 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • Sep 22 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500

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Sep 22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Sep 22 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
  • Sep 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 24 "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 24 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West

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Sep 24 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Sep 24 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • Sep 25 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 25 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens

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Sep 25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 26 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
  • Sep 27 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV

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Sep 27 US President George H. W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Sep 27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • Sep 28 "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • Sep 28 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • Sep 28 "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • Sep 28 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • Sep 28 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • Sep 29 "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
  • Sep 29 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)
  • Sep 29 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • Sep 30 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

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Sep 30 Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Carter Jenkins, American actor
  • Sep 5 Skandar Keynes, English actor
  • Sep 17 Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
  • Sep 19 Demelza Reveley, Australian model
  • Sep 20 Spencer Locke, American actress
  • Sep 21 Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • Sep 27 Adam Chicksen, English Football Player

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 5 Actor John Travolta weds actress Kelly Preston
  • Sep 7 US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Nicollette Sheridan

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15 NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Sep 22 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Actress Kate Jackson (42) weds ski-lodge entrepreneur Tom Hart in Brentwood

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • Sep 1 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • Sep 2 Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
  • Sep 2 Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies

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Sep 3 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • Sep 3 Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
  • Sep 4 Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Sep 4 Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • Sep 4 Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
  • Sep 4 Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
  • Sep 6 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • Sep 6 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • Sep 7 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • Sep 7 Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
  • Sep 7 John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • Sep 7 John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • Sep 8 Alex North, music composer (Spartacus), dies at 80 of cancer
  • Sep 8 Brad Davis, US, actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
  • Sep 8 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • Sep 8 Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • Sep 9 Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies
  • Sep 9 John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • Sep 9 Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
  • Sep 9 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • Sep 10 Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Yves Montand, actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70
  • Sep 10 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • Sep 11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • Sep 12 Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • Sep 12 Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93
  • Sep 13 Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies
  • Sep 13 Joe Pasternak, producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • Sep 13 Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
  • Sep 14 Julie Bovasso, actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer
  • Sep 14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • Sep 15 Allan Sobek, dancer, dies
  • Sep 15 Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • Sep 15 John Hoyt, actor (My Favorite Brunette), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • Sep 16 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • Sep 17 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • Sep 17 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 21 Angelo "Little Moe" Rossitto, dwarf actor (Carousel), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Angelo Rossitto, dwarf known as "Little Moe"/actor (Dark), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
  • Sep 22 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
  • Sep 22 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • Sep 23 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • Sep 24 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Sep 24 Peter Bellamy, folk singer (b. 1944)
  • Sep 25 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 25 Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • Sep 25 Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • Sep 26 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), dies of cancer at 72
  • Sep 27 Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
  • Sep 27 Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
  • Sep 27 Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill/wife of Charles, dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Sep 29 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • Sep 29 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • Sep 29 Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • Sep 30 Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87