What Happened on September 17, 1994

Historical Events

  • 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995

Famous Birthdays

  • Taylor Ware, American yodeler

Famous Weddings

  • "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29)

Scott Weiland

"Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland (26) weds Janina Castenada (23); divorce in 2000


Famous Divorces

  • Princess Christina separates

Famous Deaths

  • Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46
  • Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), dies at 82
  • John DeLaFose, American French speaking zydeco musician, dies at 55

Karl PopperKarl Popper (1902-1994)

Austrian-British philosopher (The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

  • Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis (1954-1994)

Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977; Wimbledon doubles 1975), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40


1994 Highlights

About September 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 4 months and 12 days
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: Saturday Night - Whigfield