What Happened on September 1, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Famous Birthdays

  • Bianca Ryan, American singer

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, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies