On This Day

Historical Events in September 1995

  • 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

Telethon

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

Photography

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