What Happened in September 1994

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sports record brokenNFL Record

5th 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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardTennis Open

10th 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
  • 11th 46th Emmy Awards: Fraiser, Picket Fences & Kelsey Grammer win
  • 11th Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle
  • 11th Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

11th 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
  • 12th Cessna crashes in White House front yard
  • 12th Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery
  • 12th Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 13th George Burns, undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain
  • 13th Space probe Ulyssus passes south pole of Sun
  • 14th All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
  • 15th "Sound of Motown" premieres in Rotterdam
  • 15th Dennis Richardson sworn in as head of St Maarten
  • 15th Muslim fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria
  • 16th Fire Dept puts out smokey electrical fire in White House
  • 17th Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • 17th Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
  • 17th 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • 18th 1st Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
  • 18th Austrian conservative FVP wins election; extreme right gets 18.5%
  • 18th Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 18th Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
  • 18th Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
  • 19th 3,000 US militia lands on Haiti
  • 19th Swedish government of Bildt resigns

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

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

Film release premierFilm Release

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

  • 24th Parliamentary election in Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th 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

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

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 28th 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Divorces

  • 17th Princess Christina separates

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 109

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 17th Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
  • 17th Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40
  • 18th Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
  • 19th Frankie Kennedy, flute player, dies at 38
  • 19th Sandra Fisher, American painter, dies at 47
  • 20th Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist, dies at 77
  • 20th Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88
  • 21st Arthur Krim, US director (United Artists, Orion Pictures), dies
  • 21st Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69
  • 22nd Forest Cowles Bud Forrest Sagendorf, cartoonist, dies at 79
  • 22nd John Edward Teddy Buckner, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 22nd Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80
  • 22nd Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
  • 23rd Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
  • 23rd Ali Kouider Benyahia, [sheik Boualem], Alg Muslim leader, shot at 26
  • 23rd Cherif Gousmi, [kalief Abu Abdallah Ahmed], Alger Muslim leader, shot
  • 23rd Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies at 42
  • 23rd Georgi, Tsar Nicholas II's brother, buried
  • 23rd John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59
  • 23rd Madeleine Renaud, French actress (Longest Day)/director, dies at 94
  • 23rd Robert Bloch, screenwriter (Psycho), dies of cancer at 77
  • 23rd Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • 24th Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher, dies at 65
  • 24th David Napley, solicitor, dies at 79
  • 24th Otto F Walther, Swiss publisher/author (Der Stumme), dies at 66
  • 25th John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
  • 25th Kitty Masters, actress, dies at 92
  • 25th Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, Germ prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • 25th Mark Alexander Abrams, market Researcher, dies at 88
  • 26th Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 26th Maurice Ashley, historian, dies at 87
  • 26th Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • 27th Gerald Bledsoe, DJ (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 27th Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71
  • 27th Ruth Niehaus, German actress dies at 69
  • 28th Harry Saltzman, producer (Dr No, Nijinski), dies at 78
  • 28th Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican PRI-politician, murdered at 48
  • 28th Juliette Lady Huxley Baillot, author, dies at 96
  • 28th Warwick Hutton, artist, dies at 55