On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1994

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 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? 27 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra