On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1993

Historical Events

  • Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history

Music History

Revival of Peter Shaffer's farce double-bill "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 38 performances

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer

Famous Birthdays

  • Ilona Mitrecey, French pop singer, born ("Un Monde parfait" ("A Perfect World")), born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

Famous Deaths

  • Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter and communist, dies at 80
  • Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
  • Neon Park [Martin Muller], American illustrator of album covers (Little Feat; Frank Zappa), dies of ALS at 52
1993 Highlights

About September 1, 1993

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo