Historical Events in September 1994

  • 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

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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

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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!)

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

Actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
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