What Happened in September 1993

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • Sep 1 Goran Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis
  • Sep 2 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • Sep 2 Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
  • Sep 2 Day of Peace in South Africa
  • Sep 4 Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 4 Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Sep 5 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • Sep 5 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Sep 5 "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

  • Sep 5 Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
  • Sep 5 Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39)
  • Sep 6 Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

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Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 7 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • Sep 7 Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader
  • Sep 8 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
  • Sep 8 Wang Junxia creates a women's world record 10,000m (29:31.78) at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 8 Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets
  • Sep 9 Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times
  • Sep 9 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • Sep 10 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
  • Sep 10 "The X-Files", created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox
  • Sep 11 Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies' world record (3:50.46)
  • Sep 11 113th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-3)
  • Sep 12 Donna Andrews wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 12 Wang Junxia runs a women's 3000 m world record (8:12.29) at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 12 Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career
  • Sep 12 STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Sep 12 113th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)

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Sep 13 Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas sign the Oslo I peace accord

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 13 Wang Junxia runs a new women's 3000m world record (8:06.11) 1 day after setting previous record at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 13 Queens NY begins required recycling
  • Sep 13 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway
  • Sep 15 Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament
  • Sep 16 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits
  • Sep 16 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC
  • Sep 17 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • Sep 18 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • Sep 18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • Sep 18 Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3
  • Sep 18 18th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Snapper" directed by Stephen Frears wins the People's Choice Award

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 19 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Sep 19 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
  • Sep 19 Brandie Burton wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 19 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • Sep 19 Parliamentary election in Poland
  • Sep 19 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years
  • Sep 21 Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
  • Sep 22 Ukrainian Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma resigns due to the "slow pace of reform"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 22 STS-51 (Discovery) lands

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Sep 22 Supreme Soviet dismisses President Boris Yeltsin

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Sep 22 A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
  • Sep 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
  • Sep 23 Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
  • Sep 24 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Sep 26 30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
  • Sep 26 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
  • Sep 26 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
  • Sep 26 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
  • Sep 26 Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
  • Sep 27 Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
  • Sep 27 The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.

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Sep 28 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Sep 28 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • Sep 28 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • Sep 29 "Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
  • Sep 30 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 US General Colin Powell retires at 56

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
  • Sep 3 Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol
  • Sep 5 Gage Golightly, American actress
  • Sep 7 Joshua Wilkinson, prince of self proclaimed principality sealand
  • Sep 13 Niall Horan, Mullingar County Westmeath, Irish Pop singer (One Direction)
  • Sep 20 Taylor Parks, American actress

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 4 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
  • Sep 5 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)
  • Sep 5 "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Actress Loretta Young, 80, weds costume designer Jean Louis, 85

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 11 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Sep 16 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 24 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/communist, dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • Sep 1 Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
  • Sep 2 Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80
  • Sep 2 John/Eoin Higgins, N Ire supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66
  • Sep 3 Leon Liebgold, Pol/US actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
  • Sep 4 Clyde Adler, voice (White Fang/Black Tooth-Soupy Sales), dies
  • Sep 4 Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
  • Sep 4 Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
  • Sep 5 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), dies at 78
  • Sep 5 John Truscott, Australian set designer (Camelot), dies at 57
  • Sep 5 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • Sep 5 Willem Wagter, actor (Ghetto, Medic Center West), dies at 60
  • Sep 6 Josephine Rich Corday, vaudevillian, dies of kidney failure at 79
  • Sep 8 Hall Bartlett, US director (Jonathan Livingston Seagull), dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Lorin "Whitey" Harrison, surfer, dies at 80 of a heart attack
  • Sep 8 Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88
  • Sep 9 David Tendlar, animator (Betty Boop), dies
  • Sep 9 Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
  • Sep 10 Janice Carroll, actress (End, April Fools), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 10 Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/US actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73
  • Sep 11 Antoine Izmery, Haitian businessman/advisor to pres Aristide, murdered
  • Sep 11 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • Sep 12 Charles Lamont, actor/director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • Sep 12 Harold Innocent, actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • Sep 12 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 12 Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • Sep 15 Frits Noske, musicologist (Tie Musikwerk), dies at 72
  • Sep 15 Herman Meyer, Germanist (Deutsche Dichtung), dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
  • Sep 16 Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80
  • Sep 17 Christian Nyby, US director (Big Sleep, Thing), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Bruce Ferden, US conductor (NY, Washington, Amsterdam), dies at 44
  • Sep 19 Richard Landau, US screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies at 79
  • Sep 20 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • Sep 20 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • Sep 21 Fernand Ledoux, Belgian/French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96
  • Sep 21 Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Best Thing in Life), dies at 34
  • Sep 22 Margaret MacDonald, maid to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 89
  • Sep 23 William Cort, actor/producer (Ghost, Dear Heart), dies of cancer at 53
  • Sep 24 Zita Johann, Hungarian/US actress (Mummy), dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • Sep 26 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • Sep 27 Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 James Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 28 Alfonso Balcazar, dies
  • Sep 28 Gustavo Brillembourg, Venez/US advocate, dies in an accident at 35
  • Sep 28 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Sep 28 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • Sep 28 Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • Sep 29 Ghuslam Wyne, premier of Lahore Pakistan, murdered at 60
  • Sep 29 Gordon Douglas, director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
  • Sep 30 Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • Sep 30 Paul Nowee, writer (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
  • Sep 30 Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72