- 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
- The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
- Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
- Edmond Jouhaud, French general, dies at 90
- William Kunstler, American defense attorney (defended the Chicago 7), dies at 78
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 28 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No
Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)
- #1 Song: Gangsta's Paradise (From "Dangerous Minds") - Coolio Featuring L.V.
- #1 Song: You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson