On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1994

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)
  • Kirgizia government resigns

Sports record brokenNFL Record

SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Usselton, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown and His Band of Renown), dies at 68
  • John Newman, Australian state politician (Labor), murdered at 47 by local club owner and political opponent Phuong Ngo who had run against Newman as an independent
  • Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, dies at 62
1994 Highlights

About September 5, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo