What Happened in September 1994

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • Sep 2 Miguel Indurain bicycles world record time (53,040 km)
  • Sep 3 Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
  • Sep 4 Bulgarian government of Berov falls
  • Sep 4 Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion
  • Sep 4 Kansai International airport officially opens
  • Sep 5 Barb Mucha wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)
  • Sep 5 Kirgizia government resigns

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 5 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

  • Sep 6 Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)
  • Sep 6 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)
  • Sep 7 Jingyi Le/Ying Shan/Ying Le/Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Sep 8 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances
  • Sep 8 Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin
  • Sep 8 Man shoots another man on IRT #4 train at Grand Central Station
  • Sep 8 USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board
  • Sep 9 Space shuttle STS 64 (Discovery 20) launches into orbit
  • Sep 9 Tu-22 crashes into Aeroflot Tu-134a at Zhukovsky, 7 killed
  • Sep 10 Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 114th Women's U.S. Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (1-6, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 11 46th Emmy Awards: Fraiser, Picket Fences & Kelsey Grammer win
  • Sep 11 Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle
  • Sep 11 Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 114th Men's U.S. Open: Andre Agassi beats Michael Stich (6-1, 7-6, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Sep 12 Cessna crashes in White House front yard
  • Sep 12 Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery
  • Sep 12 Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • Sep 13 George Burns undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain
  • Sep 13 Space probe Ulyssus passes south pole of Sun
  • Sep 14 All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
  • Sep 15 "Sound of Motown" premieres in Rotterdam
  • Sep 15 Dennis Richardson sworn in as head of St Maarten
  • Sep 15 Muslim fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria
  • Sep 16 Fire Dept puts out smokey electrical fire in White House
  • Sep 17 Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • Sep 17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
  • Sep 17 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 1st Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
  • Sep 18 Austrian conservative FVP wins election; extreme right gets 18.5%
  • Sep 18 Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
  • Sep 18 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
  • Sep 19 3,000 US militia lands on Haiti
  • Sep 19 Swedish government of Bildt resigns

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 19 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton and starring George Clooney and Anthony Edwards

  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Sep 21 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud/Miami Fl (WBGG 105.9 FM)
  • Sep 22 Rasmussen government in Denmark resigns

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 23 "The Shawshank Redemption", starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

  • Sep 24 Parliamentary election in Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • Sep 26 Estonia government of Laar flees
  • Sep 26 Switzerland bans racist propaganda
  • Sep 28 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • Sep 28 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 "Ed Wood" film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp premieres

Actor Johnny Depp
Actor
Johnny Depp
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Sep 28 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 29 1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Sep 29 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
  • Sep 29 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Sep 30 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit
  • Sep 30 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi
  • Sep 30 Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Bianca Ryan, American singer
  • Sep 17 Taylor Ware, American yodeler
  • Sep 19 Alex Etel, British actor
  • Sep 25 Jansen Panettiere, American actor

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 17 "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29) at his outdoor Southern California
  • Sep 17 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland 26) weds Janina Castenada

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 17 Princess Christina separates

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • Sep 1 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, bishop, dies at 88
  • Sep 1 Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • Sep 1 Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Sep 2 Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
  • Sep 2 Harry Vincent Kemp, poet, dies at 82
  • Sep 2 Mildred Mcafee Horton, US 1st head mistress of WAVES, dies
  • Sep 2 Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72
  • Sep 2 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 3 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
  • Sep 3 James Aubrey, actor (Riders of the Storm), dies of heart attack at 75
  • Sep 3 Major Lance, soul singer, dies at 55
  • Sep 3 Marijke Vetter, Dutch journalist, dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, dies at 88
  • Sep 3 Roswell Gilbert, who mercy killed his ailing wife, dies at 85
  • Sep 4 Laurentius LM "Laurens" van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist, dies at 66
  • Sep 4 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
  • Sep 5 Billy Usselton, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • Sep 5 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter, dies at 62
  • Sep 5 John Newman, Australian state politician (Labor), murdered at 47 by local club owner and political opponent Phuong Ngo who had run against Newman as an independent
  • Sep 6 Duccio Tessari, Italian director, dies of cancer at 67
  • Sep 6 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • Sep 6 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Sep 6 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Rolling Stones), dies at 50
  • Sep 6 Wolf Donner, Austrian movie historian/festival director, dies at 55
  • Sep 7 Dennis Morgan, [Stanley], US actor (21 Beacon Street), dies at 83
  • Sep 7 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Godfrey Quigley, actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita), dies at 71
  • Sep 7 James Clavell, author (Shogun, Tai-Pan), dies at 69
  • Sep 7 Terence Young, British director (Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • Sep 8 Arthur Rex Alston, British sports commentator, dies at 93
  • Sep 8 Deborah Bear, Engl still photographer (Pasolini/Fellini), dies at 44
  • Sep 8 Dennis Morgan, actor (Cattle Town, Canyon Pass), dies at 83
  • Sep 8 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer
  • Sep 8 Michael Peters, choreographer, dies
  • Sep 8 Rex Alston, cricketer (distinguished BBC commentator), dies
  • Sep 9 Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85
  • Sep 9 Patrick O'Neal, US actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • Sep 10 Amy Clampitt, American poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist, dies at 82
  • Sep 11 Jessica Tandy, actress (Driving Miss Daisy), dies of cancer at 85
  • Sep 11 Sara Taylor, mother of Elizabeth, dies at 62
  • Sep 11 William Obanheim, actor (Officer Obie-Alice's Restaurant), dies at 69
  • Sep 12 Boris B Yegorov, Russian doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56
  • Sep 12 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist, dies at 72
  • Sep 12 Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72
  • Sep 12 Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], US actor (7 Year Itch), dies at 85
  • Sep 13 John William Stevens, jazz drummer, dies at 54
  • Sep 13 Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina, dies at 58
  • Sep 13 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • Sep 14 David van Cup, sculptor/painter, dies at 57
  • Sep 15 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player, dies at 81
  • Sep 15 Michael Joyce, Irish stage manager and theatre director, dies at 48
  • Sep 16 Alain Bernardin, impressario of the Crazy Horse Saloon, dies at 78
  • Sep 16 Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
  • Sep 16 Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
  • Sep 16 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprague - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 63
  • Sep 17 Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46
  • Sep 17 John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 17 Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Sep 17 Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
  • Sep 17 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40
  • Sep 18 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
  • Sep 19 Frankie Kennedy, flute player, dies at 38
  • Sep 19 Sandra Fisher, American painter, dies at 47
  • Sep 20 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist, dies at 77
  • Sep 20 Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88
  • Sep 21 Arthur Krim, US director (United Artists, Orion Pictures), dies
  • Sep 21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69
  • Sep 22 Forest Cowles Bud Forrest Sagendorf, cartoonist, dies at 79
  • Sep 22 John Edward Teddy Buckner, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Sep 22 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80
  • Sep 22 Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Ali Kouider Benyahia, [sheik Boualem], Alg Muslim leader, shot at 26
  • Sep 23 Cherif Gousmi, [kalief Abu Abdallah Ahmed], Alger Muslim leader, shot
  • Sep 23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies at 42
  • Sep 23 Georgi, Tsar Nicholas II's brother, buried
  • Sep 23 John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59
  • Sep 23 Madeleine Renaud, French actress (Longest Day)/director, dies at 94
  • Sep 23 Robert Bloch, screenwriter (Psycho), dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 23 Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • Sep 24 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher, dies at 65
  • Sep 24 David Napley, solicitor, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Otto F Walther, Swiss publisher/author (Der Stumme), dies at 66
  • Sep 24 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), dies at 66
  • Sep 25 John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
  • Sep 25 Kitty Masters, actress, dies at 92
  • Sep 25 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, Germ prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • Sep 25 Mark Alexander Abrams, market Researcher, dies at 88
  • Sep 26 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • Sep 26 Maurice Ashley, historian, dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • Sep 27 Gerald Bledsoe, DJ (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Sep 27 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71
  • Sep 27 Ruth Niehaus, German actress dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Harry Saltzman, producer (Dr No, Nijinski), dies at 78
  • Sep 28 Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican PRI-politician, murdered at 48
  • Sep 28 Juliette Lady Huxley Baillot, author, dies at 96