What Happened on September 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday

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) at his outdoor Southern California
  • "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland 26) weds Janina Castenada

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, zydeco musician, dies at 55

Person of interestKarl Popper

Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
  • Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40