On This Day

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)
  • "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, American French speaking 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

Person of interestVitas Gerulaitis

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

Tennis Player Vitas Gerulaitis
Tennis Player
Vitas Gerulaitis

1994 Highlights

About September 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo