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 & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Sep 6 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th US title; beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-3

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Sep 10 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • Sep 10 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser & Candice Bergen win
  • Sep 10 Alison Nicholas wins PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 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
  • Sep 15 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Kevin Spacey
Actor
Kevin Spacey
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 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 17 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Balt to move Browns
  • 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
  • Sep 24 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
Actor Colin Firth
Actor
Colin Firth

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat sign accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 O.J. Simpson trial sent to the jury

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 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 17 Patrick Mahomes, American NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas
  • Sep 20 Sammi Hanratty, American actress
  • Sep 22 Juliette Goglia, American actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

  • Sep 9 Chynna Phillips weds William Baldwin
  • Sep 9 Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41)

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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 Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, 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, conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 3 Alex Brown, snooker player, dies at 87
  • Sep 3 Alfred Earle Birney, poet, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian, dies at 75
  • Sep 3 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Peter Michalke, journalist, dies at 40
  • 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, pianist, dies at 95
  • Sep 5 John Britten, motorcycle Designer, dies at 45
  • Sep 6 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies 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 9 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • 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 Charles William Hutton, architect, dies at 90
  • Sep 11 Jerome Theisen, benedioctine, dies 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, 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 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 (Pruitts of South Hampton, The Bank Dick), dies at 89
  • Sep 17 Yehuda Meir Getz, rabbi/soldier/religious leader, dies at 71
  • Sep 17 Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • Sep 18 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic, dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist, dies at 47
  • Sep 18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • Sep 19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger, dies at 63
  • Sep 19 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist, dies at 83
  • Sep 19 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 55

Person of interestOrville Redenbacher

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

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Businessman
Orville Redenbacher
  • 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, 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, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
  • Sep 21 William Murray, teacher/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 "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 23 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, 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 footballer, 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 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, 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 Pillot Ellis, American jazz pianist and vocalist, dies at 91
  • Sep 29 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, actress (Krays, Clash of Titans), dies 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 30 Frederick Archibald Warner, British diplomat, dies at 77
  • Sep 30 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 71