Today in History for September 1994

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 69 of 69

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
5th - Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000
5th - Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)
5th - Kirgizia government resigns
5th - San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass
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)
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie PresleyPrincess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley 8th - 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show
8th - "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 perfs
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
10th - 114th Women's U.S. Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (1-6, 7-6, 6-4)
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
Tennis Legend Andre AgassiTennis Legend Andre Agassi 11th - 114th Men's U.S. Open: Andre Agassi beats Michael Stich (6-1, 7-6, 7-5)
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
Novelist Michael CrichtonNovelist Michael Crichton 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
23rd - "The Shawshank Redemption", starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released
24th - Parliamentary election in Ukraine
24th - National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
25th - Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
26th - Estonia government of Laar flees
26th - Switzerland bans racist propaganda
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox LewisHeavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis 28th - "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
28th - "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)
28th - "Ed Wood" premieres
28th - 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea
29th - 1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)
29th - House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
29th - Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
30th - NHL goes on strike
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

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

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

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

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

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

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, actor (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, 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 parlement member (Lab), murdered at 47
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, British 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, stage Manager, 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
Philosopher and Professor Karl PopperPhilosopher and Professor Karl Popper (17th) 17th - Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92
17th - Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
18th - Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
18th - Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies at 40
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, 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, author, 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, dies
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

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