What Happened on September 12, 1993

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

113th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • Donna Andrews wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career
  • STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • 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, actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason), dies of liver cancer at 76