On This Day

What Happened in September 1995

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • Sep 1 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • Sep 1 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opens in Cleveland, Ohio

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 2 British boxer Frank Bruno beats American champion Oliver McCall in a unanimous 12 round points decision in London for the WBC heavyweight title

  • Sep 2 Southern California begins using new area code 562
  • Sep 3 Carolina Panthers lose their debut NFL game in overtime 23-20 to the Atlanta Falcons in front of 58,808 fans at the Georgia Dome
  • Sep 3 In their NFL debut game the Jacksonville Jaguars fall to the Houston Oilers 10-3; 72,363 fans attend the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
  • Sep 3 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • Sep 3 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar


Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000

  • Sep 4 The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.

Television Debut

Sep 4 Cult TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor debuts in the US

  • Sep 4 Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura hits grand slams in consecutive innings, the 4th and 5th, of a 14-3 rout of the Texas Rangers

Baseball Record

Sep 5 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

Historic Event

Sep 6 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

  • Sep 7 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • Sep 7 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion

Video Music Awards

Sep 7 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

  • Sep 8 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
  • Sep 9 "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
  • Sep 9 Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
  • Sep 10 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • Sep 10 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Frasier and Candice Bergen win
  • Sep 10 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his 3rd US title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

  • Sep 11 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • Sep 11 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
  • Sep 11 Soyuz TM-22, lands


Sep 12 INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer

  • Sep 12 Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
  • Sep 13 The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna
  • Sep 14 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan

Sports History

Sep 15 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

Film Premiere

Sep 15 "Se7en" directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey premieres in New York

Baseball Record

Sep 16 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victories

  • Sep 16 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
  • Sep 16 20th Toronto International Film Festival: "Antonia's Line" directed by Marleen Gorris wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 276 performances
  • Sep 18 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns there from Cleveland
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
  • Sep 19 Andres Galarraga is 4th to hit 30 HRs for Rockies in 1995
  • Sep 19 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • Sep 19 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • Sep 20 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
  • Sep 21 The Hindu milk miracle occurs: statues of the Hindu God Ganesh begin drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths
  • Sep 22 E-3B AWACS crash outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
  • Sep 24 Ryder Cup Golf, Oak Hill CC: Europe wins 14½-13½; unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton secures victory for Europe beating Jay Haas 1 up

Music History

Sep 24 Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skier

  • Sep 24 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

Television Debut

Sep 24 TV adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth debuts on BBC One

Historic Publication

Sep 26 "George" magazine premieres, published by John F. Kennedy Jr

  • Sep 26 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
  • Sep 26 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
  • Sep 28 "Batman Forever" released in Czech Republic

Film & TV History

Sep 28 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

  • Sep 28 Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle
  • Sep 28 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
  • Sep 28 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
  • Sep 29 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)

Sports History

Sep 29 Trial for former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson sent to the jury

  • Sep 29 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • Sep 29 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
  • Sep 30 Cleveland Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Nathan MacKinnon, Canadian ice hockey center (2013 NHL Draft: #1 pick by Colorado Avalanche; Stanley Cup 2022; 5 x NHL All Star; World C'ship gold 2015), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Patrick Mahomes

Sep 17 Patrick Mahomes, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2020; KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas

  • Sep 20 Sammi Hanratty, American actress
  • Sep 22 Juliette Goglia, American actress (That's So raven), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 23 Aimi Kobayashi, Japanese concert pianist, born in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Famous Weddings

Charlie Sheen

Sep 2 Actor Charlie Sheen (30) weds model Donna Peele (25) in Malibu, California

  • Sep 9 American pop singer Chynna Phillips (27) weds American actor William Baldwin (32)

Nancy Kerrigan

Sep 9 American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41) at the Church of the Covenant, Boston

Stephen Hawking

Sep 16 Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

  • Sep 30 "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)

Famous Divorces

Wayne Brady

Sep 21 Actor and host Wayne Brady (23) divorces Diana Lasso after almost 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer and writer, dies at 32
  • Sep 1 Ernest Marke, Sierra Leonean seaman and club owner, dies at 93
  • Sep 1 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun; Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Sep 2 Vaclav Neummann, Czech conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 3 Alec Brown, English snooker player (Daily Mail Gold Cup 1939, 40; News of the World 1951), dies at 87
  • Sep 3 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian, dies at 75
  • Sep 3 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, dies at 88
  • Sep 4 Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
  • Sep 4 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, dies at 90
  • Sep 4 John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
  • Sep 4 William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
  • Sep 5 Francis Showering, English brewer, dies at 83
  • Sep 5 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, American pianist, dies at 95
  • Sep 5 John Britten, New Zealand motorcycle designer, dies at 45
  • Sep 6 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor, dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Buster Mathis, American boxer (World Super Heavyweight title 1972), dies from heart failure at 52
  • Sep 6 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36
  • Sep 7 Gordon DeMarco, writer/activist, dies at 51
  • Sep 8 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer, dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Olga Ivinskaya, mistress of Boris Pasternak, dies of cancer at 83
  • Sep 8 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, dies at 78
  • Sep 8 Halldis Moren Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (Harp and Dagger), dies at 87
  • Sep 9 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • Sep 9 Jamie Whitten, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi), dies at 85
  • Sep 10 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 10 Derek Meddings, special Effects technician, dies at 64
  • Sep 10 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Jerome Theisen, American Abbot Primate of the Benedictine order of monks, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 11 Keith Odor, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • Sep 11 Anita Harding, neurologist (b. 1952)
  • Sep 12 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Jeremy Brett [Peter Huggins], English actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 61
  • Sep 12 John Stuart-Jervis, balloonist, dies
  • Sep 12 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Francesco Messina, Italian sculptor, dies at 94
  • Sep 13 Harold Sheperdson, soccer Trainer, dies at 76
  • Sep 13 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter, dies at 83
  • Sep 14 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), dies of heart failure at 75
  • Sep 14 Maurice K. Goddard, American state government official (b. 1912)
  • Sep 15 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator, dies at 83
  • Sep 15 Michio Watanabe, politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 15 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist, dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer striker (33 caps; AC Milan; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 73
  • Sep 16 Michael Balfour, historian, dies at 86
  • Sep 16 Pierre Olaf [Trivier], French actor (Camelot, Don't Drink the Water, Kraft Music Hall), dies at 67
  • Sep 17 Grady Sutton, American actor (The Bank Dick; The Pruitts of Southhampton), dies at 89
  • Sep 17 Rabbi Yehuda Getz, Tunisian-Israeli soldier and religious leader, dies of a heart attack at 71 [exact birth date uncertain]
  • Sep 17 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Donald Davie, English poet and critic, dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • Sep 19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, American blues singer, dies at 63
  • Sep 19 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist, dies at 83
  • Sep 19 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 55

Orville Redenbacher

Sep 19 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), drowns in bathtub at 88

  • Sep 19 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), dies at 88
  • Sep 20 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • Sep 20 Monica Maurice, industrialist and Managing Director and Chairman of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company, Sheffield, dies at 87
  • Sep 21 John Lapsley, British air marshal, dies at 78
  • Sep 21 Irven Spence, American animator, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer, dies at 94
  • Sep 21 Vernell Townsend, American blues and gospel singer, dies at 64
  • Sep 21 William Murray, British teacher and educationalist, dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota, dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Albert Goodwin, English historian, dies at 89
  • Sep 22 Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID, dies at 82
  • Sep 22 (Dorothy Ann) "Dolly" Collins, British folk songwriter, piano player, and poet, dies at 62
  • Sep 23 Lawrence "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Odut Joseph Olutola Oluola Oguntala, soho club owner, dies at 74
  • Sep 25 Bessie [Annie Elizabeth] Delany, American dentist and civil rights pioneer, dies at 104
  • Sep 25 Dave Bowen, Welsh soccer wing-half (19 caps; Arsenal) and manager (Wales 1964-74; Northampton Town), dies at 67
  • Sep 25 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • Sep 27 Alison "Night Bird" Steele, DJ (WNEW-FM, WXRK-FM), dies of cancer
  • Sep 27 Christopher Shaw, British composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 27 Alexander "Sasha" Argov [Abramovich], Israeli composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 28 Eddy Grove, American actor (Dragnet, The Silent Service, Medic), dies at 78
  • Sep 28 Lynette Roberts, British poet, dies at 86
  • Sep 28 Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner, dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Francis Frederick Johnson, English architect, dies at 84
  • Sep 29 George Chesterman Phillips, British naval officer, dies at 90
  • Sep 29 Karl Anton Martin Gerhard Gerd Bucerius, publisher, dies at 89
  • Sep 29 Seger Ellis, American jazz pianist, pop vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader, dies at 91 [1]
  • Sep 29 Susan Fleetwood, British actress (Krays, Clash of Titans), dies of cancer at 51
  • Sep 29 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist who opposed prayer in school, murdered at 76 along with her son Jon by David Waters
  • Sep 29 Francis Johnson, British architect (country homes, churches, historic restorations), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Frederick Archibald Warner, British diplomat, dies at 77
  • Sep 30 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 71