On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"The Shawshank Redemption", directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

Famous Deaths

  • Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
  • Ali Kouider Benyahia, [sheik Boualem], Alg Muslim leader, shot at 26
  • Cherif Gousmi, [kalief Abu Abdallah Ahmed], Alger Muslim leader, shot
  • Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies at 42
  • Georgi, Tsar Nicholas II's brother, buried
  • Jerry Barber, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1961), dies of mitral valve prolapse and stroke at 78
  • John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59
  • Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), dies at 94
  • Robert Bloch, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), dies of cancer at 77