What Happened in September 1992

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 1 NYC police commissioner Brown resigns
  • Sep 1 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
  • Sep 2 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
  • Sep 2 US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)

Telethon

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368

  • Sep 4 "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 4 In his record 115th and final US Open singles match, Jimmy Connors is beaten by Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in a 2nd-round night match

Music Concert

Sep 4 Singer Harry Nilsson makes a rare (and final) concert appearance, joining Ringo and His All-Starr Band for a version of his "Without You" at Caesar’s Palace. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Sep 5 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • Sep 6 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • Sep 7 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • Sep 7 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
  • Sep 7 Former owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers Bud Selig is appointed interim Commissioner of Major League Baseball; holds office until becoming official Commissioner in 1998
  • Sep 8 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • Sep 8 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)
  • Sep 9 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home

Video Music Awards

Sep 9 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as 'Fartman'

  • Sep 9 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
  • Sep 10 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Psychiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • Sep 11 Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die & 8,000 injured
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii

Historic Event

Sep 12 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

  • Sep 12 NASA launches STS-47 (Endeavour 2)

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest match in US Open history (5 hours, 26 minutes)

  • Sep 13 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

  • Sep 14 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)

Historic Event

Sep 15 George Soros' Quantum Fund begins selling large amounts of pound sterling, labelled "the man who broke the Bank of England" when pound crashes out of the ERM next day

  • Sep 16 "Black Wednesday" UK government is forced to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism after unable keep it above agreed lowest limit
  • Sep 16 "Les Miserables" opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
  • Sep 16 900 die in flood in Pakistan
  • Sep 16 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
  • Sep 17 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion

Music History

Sep 17 Frank Zappa conducts The Ensemble Modern in portions of his classical work "The Yellow Shark" in Frankfurt, Germany; receives a 20 minute standing ovation in what is his last public appearance

  • Sep 17 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • Sep 17 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
  • Sep 17 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • Sep 19 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 Demolition begins of JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; built in 1926 as Sesquicentennial Stadium, also known as Municipal Stadium, it hosted the 1926 Tunney-Dempsey fight, 41 Army-Navy football games, The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; victory rallies for The NHL Flyers and MLB Phillies; and the US portion of Live-Aid
  • Sep 19 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
  • Sep 19 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
  • Sep 20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • Sep 20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
  • Sep 20 Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
  • Sep 22 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • Sep 23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • Sep 23 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
  • Sep 23 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's department stores in NYC
  • Sep 23 Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • Sep 23 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • Sep 24 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • Sep 24 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history

Sports History

Sep 24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI

Music History

Sep 25 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

  • Sep 25 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 25 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
  • Sep 25 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)

Sports History

Sep 25 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit Tigers' winningest manager

  • Sep 25 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
  • Sep 26 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • Sep 26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
  • Sep 26 Nigerian Air Force Hercules C-130 crashes three minutes after take-off from Lagos, Nigeria, killing 163

Film & TV History

Sep 26 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • Sep 26 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi rediscovers Comet Swift-Tuttle, the first time it has been spotted since 1862
  • Sep 27 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • Sep 27 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
  • Sep 27 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
  • Sep 27 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
  • Sep 28 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
  • Sep 28 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • Sep 28 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies

Television Premiere

Sep 28 UK morning TV show "The Big Breakfast" presented by Chris Evans, Gaby Roslin and Paula Yates, produced by Bob Geldof premieres

  • Sep 29 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
  • Sep 29 Brazilian Parliament suspends President Fernando Collor de Mello

Sports History

Sep 29 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

Baseball Record

Sep 30 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

  • Sep 30 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 12 Johannes Strolz, Austrian alpine ski racer (Olympic gold men's Combined 2022), born in Bludenz, Austria

Nick JonasNick Jonas (30 years old)

Sep 16 American singer, actor and producer (The Jonas Brothers), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Sep 22 Lauren Patten, American actress and singer (Jagged Little Pill musical), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Sep 25 Rosalía [Vila Tobella] Spanish flamenco-pop singer-songwriter (Con Altura), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Sep 27 Jake Burbage, American actor, born in Willingboro Township, New Jersey
  • Sep 28 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, born in Houston, Texas, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Tyler Lockett, American NFL player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 30 Ezra Miller, American actor (Fantastic Beasts, Justice League), born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • Sep 30 Marina Windsor, English granddaughter of English prince Edward

Famous Weddings

Andrew Dice Clay

Sep 5 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie

John Mellencamp

Sep 5 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin (23) in Indiana; divorce 2011


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954, Ryder Cup 1949, 55), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 77
  • Sep 1 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), dies at 94
  • Sep 2 Barbara McClintock, American geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies
  • Sep 3 Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
  • Sep 4 John van Dreelen [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
  • Sep 5 Armen Carapetyan, Americn musicologist and composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 5 Billy Herman, American Baseball HOF second baseman (10 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs), dies from cancer at 83
  • Sep 5 Dorothy MacKaye, marital advisor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 88
  • Sep 5 Irving Allen Lee, actor (Newspaper Boys), dies of AIDS at 43
  • Sep 6 Pat Harder, American NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), dies at 70
  • Sep 7 Henry Ephron, American screenwriter (Daddy Long Legs), dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Indra Kamadjojo [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • Sep 7 Leo van der Kar, Dutch businessman (founder of Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • Sep 8 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91), dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Erik Terpstra, Dutch director (Versier de leegte, De ander, Daniel), dies at 5
  • Sep 11 Frank McKinney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley), dies in a mid-air collision between 2 aircraft at 53
  • Sep 11 Frank Singuineau, Trinidadian actor (Firepower, Pressure, Mummy), dies at 79

Anthony PerkinsAnthony Perkins (1932-1992)

Sep 12 American actor (Psycho; Friendly Persuasion; Fear Strikes Out; Pretty Poison), and singer, dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 60 [1]

  • Sep 12 Ed Peck, American character actor (Zoot Suit; Bullitt; Happy Days - "Officer Kirk"}, dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Sep 12 Ruth Nelson, American stage and screen actress (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; 3 Women; Awakenings), dies at 87
  • Sep 13 Lou Jacobs, US clown (1966 US postage stamp), dies at 89
  • Sep 14 David Jones, actor, commits suicide (had terminal cancer) at 76
  • Sep 14 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • Sep 14 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • Sep 14 Theodore S. Weiss, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1977-92), dies at 64
  • Sep 15 Walter B Jones, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92), dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
  • Sep 16 Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
  • Sep 16 Millicent Fenwick, American politician (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
  • Sep 17 Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King's Whore), dies after illness at 87
  • Sep 17 William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Earl Van Dyke, American jazz and session piano, Hammond B-3, and harpsichord player (Motown Records' Funk Brothers, 1964-72), dies of prostate cancer at 62
  • Sep 18 Lona Andre [Launa Anderson], American actress (Death in the Air, Case of Baby Sitter), dies at 77
  • Sep 19 Frederick Combs, American stage and screen actor (The Boys In The Band), playwright, and director, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Sep 19 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies
  • Sep 21 (Johan) "Hans" Rosenberg, Dutch astrophysicist, politician (Alderman of Utrecht, 1974-82), and administrator (University of Utrecht, 1984-91), dies of AIDS at 48
  • Sep 21 Bill Williams [Herman Wilhelm Katt], American actor (The Adventures of Kit Carson; Date With the Angels), dies of a brain tumor at 77
  • Sep 22 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • Sep 23 Bernice Gera, American 1st female baseball umpire (1969 NY-Penn League), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 23 Glendon Swarthout, American novelist (Where The Boys Are; The Shootist), dies of emphysema at 74
  • Sep 23 James Van Fleet, American US Army General (served during WWI, WWII, and Korean War), dies at 100
  • Sep 23 Martin Arsenault, actor (Guilty by Suspicion), dies of an ulcer
  • Sep 23 Paul E Garber, American founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum, dies at 93
  • Sep 26 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Keith Prentice, American actor (Boys in the Band), dies of cancer at 52
  • Sep 27 Ray Gill, American actor (Prelude to a Kiss), dies of AIDS at 42
  • Sep 27 Wim Van Exter, founder Unity Profession Central (1944), dies
  • Sep 28 John Leech, British mathematician, dies at 66
  • Sep 28 William Douglas-Home, British playwright (Now .. Barabbas), dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Paul Jabara, American singer-songwriter and actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44