What Happened in September 1992

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 NYC police commisioner Brown resigns
  • Sep 1 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
  • Sep 1 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 2 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
  • Sep 2 US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)

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Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 4 "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
  • Sep 5 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • Sep 6 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • Sep 7 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • Sep 7 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
  • Sep 7 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 8 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • Sep 8 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)
  • Sep 9 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 9 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Sep 9 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
  • Sep 10 Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball
  • Sep 10 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • Sep 11 Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die & 8,000 injured
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii
  • Sep 12 STS-47 (Endeavour 2) launches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

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Sep 12 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 112th Women's U.S. Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Sep 13 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28

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Sep 13 Nancy Lopez wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 112th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Pete Sampras (3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Sep 14 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)
  • Sep 16 "Les Miserables" opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
  • Sep 16 900 die in flood in Pakistan
  • Sep 16 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
  • Sep 17 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • Sep 17 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion
  • Sep 17 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • Sep 17 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
  • Sep 19 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
  • Sep 19 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal seasons

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • Sep 19 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 Colleen Walker wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • Sep 20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
  • Sep 20 Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
  • Sep 22 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • Sep 23 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
  • Sep 23 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC
  • Sep 23 Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • Sep 23 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • Sep 23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • Sep 24 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • Sep 24 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history
  • Sep 24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI

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Sep 25 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

Musician Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
  • Sep 25 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 25 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)

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Sep 25 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Sep 25 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
  • Sep 25 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 26 Nigerian Air Force Hercules C-130 crashes three minutes after take-off from Lagos, Nigeria, killing 163

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Sep 26 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Sep 26 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
  • Sep 26 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • Sep 27 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • Sep 27 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
  • Sep 27 Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic
  • Sep 27 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
  • Sep 27 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
  • Sep 28 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
  • Sep 28 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • Sep 28 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies
  • Sep 29 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Sep 29 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 30 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Sep 30 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 16 Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers
  • Sep 27 Jake Burbage, American actor
  • Sep 28 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, born in Houston, Texas, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 30 Marina CAK Windsor, granddaughter of English prince Edward

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 5 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie
  • Sep 5 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (23) in Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Morris Carnovsky, US actor (Dead Reckoning), dies at 94
  • Sep 2 Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies
  • Sep 3 Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
  • Sep 4 John van Dreelen, [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
  • Sep 5 Billy Herman, 2nd baseman/manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • Sep 5 Dorothy MacKaye, marital advisor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 88
  • Sep 5 Irving Allen Lee, actor (Newspaper Boys), dies of AIDS at 43
  • Sep 7 Henry Ephron, US screenwriter (Daddy Long Legs), dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • Sep 7 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • Sep 8 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91), dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Erik Terpstra, director (Versier de leegte, De ander, Daniel), dies
  • Sep 11 Frank Singuineau, actor (Firepower, Pressure, Mummy), dies
  • Sep 11 Paul Storken, Dutch priest (Away Backing), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho), dies from AIDs at 60

  • Sep 12 Ed Peck, actor (Zoot Suit, Bullitt), dies of heart attack at 75
  • Sep 12 Ruth Nelson, actress (Awakenings, 3 Women), dies at 87
  • Sep 13 Lou Jacobs, US clown (1966 US postage stamp), dies at 89
  • Sep 14 David Jones, actor, commits suicide (had terminal cancer) at 76
  • Sep 14 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • Sep 14 Ted Weiss, (Rep-NY, 1977-92), dies at 64
  • Sep 14 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • Sep 15 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92), dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
  • Sep 16 Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
  • Sep 16 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
  • Sep 17 Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King's Whore), dies after illness at 87
  • Sep 17 William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84
  • Sep 19 Frederick Combs, playwright/director, dies of AIDS at 57
  • Sep 19 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies
  • Sep 20 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • Sep 21 Billy Williams, actor (Adv of Kit Carson), dies at 76 of brain tumor
  • Sep 21 Hans Rosenberg, astronomer/alderman of Utrecht, dies
  • Sep 22 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • Sep 23 Bernice Gera, 1st female basball ump (1969 NY-Penn League) dies at 61
  • Sep 23 James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100
  • Sep 23 Martin Arsenault, actor (Guilty by Suspicion), dies of an ulcer
  • Sep 23 Paul E Garber, 1st curator (National Air & Space Museum), dies at 93
  • Sep 26 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Keith Prentice, US actor (Boys in the Band), dies of cancer at 52
  • Sep 27 Ray Gill, actor (Prelude to a Kiss), dies of AIDS at 42
  • Sep 27 Wim Van Exter, founder Unity Profession Central (1944), dies
  • Sep 28 John Leech, British mathematician, dies at 66
  • Sep 29 Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44