Historical Events in September 1996

  • Sep 1 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14

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Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 2 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • Sep 2 Soyuz TM-24, lands
  • Sep 2 A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.
  • Sep 3 Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)
  • Sep 4 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins win
  • Sep 5 "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Sep 5 Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986

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Sep 6 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

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Sep 7 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 8 "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 116th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Sep 8 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win
  • Sep 8 Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
  • Sep 8 Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 116th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (6-1, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Sep 11 Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • Sep 13 Phil Simmons scores 171 & takes 6-14 for Leics v Durham

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 14 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Sep 14 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
  • Sep 14 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • Sep 14 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • Sep 14 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 16½-15½ at Robert Jones Va
  • Sep 15 Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
  • Sep 15 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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Sep 15 Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • Sep 16 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
  • Sep 16 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
  • Sep 16 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
  • Sep 17 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colo Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Sep 19 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • Sep 22 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales
  • Sep 23 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM)
  • Sep 23 Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Sep 24 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Sep 25 The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 26 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Sep 26 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
  • Sep 27 Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • Sep 27 In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • Sep 27 The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
  • Sep 28 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka
  • Sep 28 Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Sep 28 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • Sep 28 Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
  • Sep 28 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • Sep 28 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • Sep 29 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • Sep 29 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)

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Sep 29 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • Sep 29 Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
  • Sep 29 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
  • Sep 29 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • Sep 29 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
  • Sep 29 SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
  • Sep 29 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
  • Sep 29 US wins Federation Cup over Spain