What Happened on September 23, 1994

Historical Events

The Shawshank Redemption

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alec Dickson, British founder of Voluntary Service Overseas (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 of heart failure 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
1994 Highlights

About September 23, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 29 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Saturday Night - Whigfield