On This Day

Historical Events in September 1993

Music History

Sep 1 Revival of Peter Shaffer's farce double-bill "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 38 performances

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 1 Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history

  • Sep 2 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • Sep 2 Day of Peace in South Africa
  • Sep 4 Penn State University plays its first football game in the Big 10, beating Minnesota 38-20; quarterback John Sacca throws 4 touchdown passes to Bobby Engram
  • Sep 4 New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 4 Mats Wilander beats fellow Swede Mikael Pernfors in a US Open marathon 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 4 hours, 1 minute; match ends at 2:26am

  • Sep 5 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • Sep 5 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Sep 5 Musical "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances with 6 Tony Awards

Film & TV History

Sep 5 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

  • Sep 5 Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39)

Telethon

Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

  • Sep 7 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • Sep 7 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 15-2 win at Cincinnati Reds
  • Sep 8 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
  • Sep 8 Wang Junxia creates a women's world record 10,000m (29:31.78) at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 8 Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in Astros' 7-1 win over NY Mets
  • Sep 9 Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times
  • Sep 9 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • Sep 10 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
  • Sep 10 "The X-Files", created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox
  • Sep 11 Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies' world record (3:50.46)

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins 15th Grand Slam singles title, 3rd US title; beats Helena Suková 6-3, 6-3

  • Sep 12 Wang Junxia runs a women's 3000 m world record (8:12.29) at the Chinese National Games

Sports History

Sep 12 Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career

  • Sep 12 STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his second US title; beats Frenchman Cédric Pioline 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

  • Sep 13 Wang Junxia runs a new women's 3000m world record (8:06.11) 1 day after setting previous record at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 13 Queens, NYC begins required recycling

Agreement of Interest

Sep 13 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas

  • Sep 15 Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament

Music Single

Sep 15 Single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" sung by Meat Loaf and composed by Jim Steinman is released. Goes on to be No. 1 in 28 countries.

Baseball Record

Sep 16 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits

Television Premiere

Sep 16 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC

  • Sep 17 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • Sep 18 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • Sep 18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • Sep 18 Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3
  • Sep 18 18th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Snapper" directed by Stephen Frears wins the People's Choice Award

Emmy Awards

Sep 19 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win

  • Sep 19 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
  • Sep 19 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • Sep 19 Parliamentary election in Poland

Sports History

Sep 19 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years

  • Sep 19 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
  • Sep 21 Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns

Album Release

Sep 21 Melissa Etheridge releases her breakthrough second album "Yes I Am", featuring the single "I'm the Only One"

  • Sep 22 Ukrainian Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma resigns due to the "slow pace of reform"

Sports History

Sep 22 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

  • Sep 22 STS-51 (Discovery) lands

Historic Event

Sep 22 Supreme Soviet dismisses President Boris Yeltsin

  • Sep 22 A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia
  • Sep 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
  • Sep 23 Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
  • Sep 24 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

Historic Event

Sep 24 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

Ryder Cup

Sep 26 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: US beats Europe, 15-13; Davis Love III secures victory for the US beating Costantino Rocca at the 18th, 1 up

  • Sep 26 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
  • Sep 26 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
  • Sep 26 Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club

Sports History

Sep 26 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; after race Prost announces his retirement at the end of the season

  • Sep 27 Actor Daniel Day-Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
  • Sep 27 The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.

Television Debut

Sep 27 British crime series "Cracker" created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK

Sports History

Sep 28 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

  • Sep 28 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • Sep 28 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • Sep 29 "Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV

Music Awards

Sep 29 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins

  • Sep 30 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed