What Happened on September 1, 1994

Historical Events

  • 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion

US Men's Tennis Open

8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

Famous Birthdays

  • Bianca Ryan, American pop singer and songwriter, 1st winner of "America's Got Talent", born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Kyōhei Sorita, Japanese classical pianist, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Matt Fitzpatrick, English golfer (US Open 2022; U.S. Amateur 2013; British Masters 2015), born in Sheffield, England

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, Anglican pastor and bishop, dies at 88
  • Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
  • Wallis Mathias, Pakistan cricket batsman (21 Tests; first non-Muslim to play for Pakistan), dies at 59
1994 Highlights

About September 1, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet