What Happened on September 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995

Famous Birthdays

  • Taylor Ware, American yodeler

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Divorces

  • Princess Christina separates

Famous Deaths

  • Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46
  • John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
  • Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40