On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1993

Historical Events

Sports History

Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career

  • STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his second US title; beats Frenchman C├ędric Pioline 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

  • Wang Junxia runs a women's 3000 m world record (8:12.29) at the Chinese National Games

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Lamont, actor and director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • Harold Innocent, English actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), dies of liver cancer at 76
1993 Highlights

About September 12, 1993

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Mr Vain - Culture Beat