Historical Events in September 1992

  • Sep 1 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 1 NYC police commissioner Brown resigns
  • Sep 1 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
  • Sep 2 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
  • Sep 2 US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)

Telethon

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368

  • Sep 4 "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 4 In his record 115th and final US Open singles match, Jimmy Connors is beaten by Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in a 2nd-round night match

Music Concert

Sep 4 Singer Harry Nilsson makes a rare (and final) concert appearance, joining Ringo and His All-Starr Band for a version of his "Without You" at Caesar’s Palace. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Sep 5 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • Sep 6 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • Sep 7 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • Sep 7 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
  • Sep 7 Former owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers Bud Selig is appointed interim Commissioner of Major League Baseball; holds office until becoming official Commissioner in 1998
  • Sep 8 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • Sep 8 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)
  • Sep 9 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home

Video Music Awards

Sep 9 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as 'Fartman'

  • Sep 9 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
  • Sep 10 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Psychiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • Sep 11 Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die & 8,000 injured
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii

Historic Event

Sep 12 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

  • Sep 12 NASA launces STS-47 (Endeavour 2)

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest match in US Open history (5 hours, 26 minutes)

  • Sep 13 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

  • Sep 14 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)

Historic Event

Sep 15 George Soros' Quantum Fund begins selling large amounts of pound sterling, labelled "the man who broke the Bank of England" when pound crashes out of the ERM next day

  • Sep 16 "Black Wednesday" UK government is forced to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism after unable keep it above agreed lowest limit
  • Sep 16 "Les Miserables" opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
  • Sep 16 900 die in flood in Pakistan
  • Sep 16 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
  • Sep 17 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion

Music History

Sep 17 Frank Zappa conducts The Ensemble Modern in portions of his classical work "The Yellow Shark" in Frankfurt, Germany; receives a 20 minute standing ovation in what is his last public appearance

  • Sep 17 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • Sep 17 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
  • Sep 17 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • Sep 19 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 Demolition begins of JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; built in 1926 as Sesquicentennial Stadium, also known as Municipal Stadium, it hosted the 1926 Tunney-Dempsey fight, 41 Army-Navy football games, The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; victory rallies for The NHL Flyers and MLB Phillies; and the US portion of Live-Aid
  • Sep 19 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
  • Sep 19 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
  • Sep 20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • Sep 20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
  • Sep 20 Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
  • Sep 22 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • Sep 23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • Sep 23 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
  • Sep 23 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's department stores in NYC
  • Sep 23 Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • Sep 23 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • Sep 24 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • Sep 24 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history

Sports History

Sep 24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI

Music History

Sep 25 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

  • Sep 25 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 25 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
  • Sep 25 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)

Sports History

Sep 25 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit Tigers' winningest manager

  • Sep 25 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
  • Sep 26 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • Sep 26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
  • Sep 26 Nigerian Air Force Hercules C-130 crashes three minutes after take-off from Lagos, Nigeria, killing 163

Film & TV History

Sep 26 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • Sep 26 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi rediscovers Comet Swift-Tuttle, the first time it has been spotted since 1862
  • Sep 27 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • Sep 27 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
  • Sep 27 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
  • Sep 27 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
  • Sep 28 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
  • Sep 28 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • Sep 28 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies

Television Premiere

Sep 28 UK morning TV show "The Big Breakfast" presented by Chris Evans, Gaby Roslin and Paula Yates, produced by Bob Geldof premieres

  • Sep 29 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
  • Sep 29 Brazilian Parliament suspends President Fernando Collor de Mello

Sports History

Sep 29 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

Music Awards

Sep 30 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins

Baseball Record

Sep 30 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

  • Sep 30 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars