September 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • Sep 1 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • Sep 2 Southern California begins using new area code 562
  • Sep 3 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • Sep 3 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • Sep 4 The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.

Event of Interest

Sep 6 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

  • Sep 7 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • Sep 7 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • 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 11 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • Sep 11 Soyuz TM-22, lands
  • 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 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 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • 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 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

Historic Publication

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

  • Sep 28 Frenchman Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros (off of southeast Africa) in a coup

Event of Interest

Sep 28 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Oslo 2 Accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO (Taba, Egypt)

  • Sep 29 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)
  • 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

Weddings in History

Stephen Hawking

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

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer and writer, dies at 32
  • Sep 1 Ernest Marke, Sierra Leonean seaman and club owner, dies at 93
  • Sep 3 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian, dies at 75
  • Sep 3 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Mary Adshead, English muralist and painter, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, dies at 88
  • Sep 4 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, dies at 90
  • Sep 4 William Kunstler, American defense attorney (defended the Chicago 7), dies at 78
  • Sep 5 Francis Showering, English brewer, dies at 83
  • Sep 5 John Britten, New Zealand motorcycle designer, dies at 45
  • Sep 6 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor, dies at 83
  • Sep 7 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, dies at 51
  • Sep 8 Eileen Chang, Chinese-American writer and feminist, dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Halldis Moren Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (Harp and Dagger), dies at 87
  • 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 Jamie Whitten, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi), dies at 85
  • Sep 11 Anita Harding, British neurologist (first identification of a mitochondrial DNA mutation in human disease), dies of cancer at 42
  • Sep 11 Jerome Theisen, American Abbot Primate of the Benedictine order of monks, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 12 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 John Stuart-Jervis, balloonist, dies
  • Sep 13 Francesco Messina, Italian sculptor, dies at 94
  • Sep 13 Walter Goetz, German-British illustrator, cartoonist and painter (Colonel Up and Mr. Down), dies at 83
  • Sep 14 Maurice K. Goddard, American state government official (b. 1912)
  • Sep 15 Marguerite Fawdry, English museum curator (started Pollocks Toy Museum), 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 17 Rabbi Yehuda Getz, Tunisian-Israeli soldier and religious leader, dies of a heart attack at 71 [exact birth date uncertain]
  • Sep 18 Donald Davie, English poet and critic, dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64

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Sep 19 American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), suffers heart attack drowns in his whirlpool bathtub at 88

  • Sep 19 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), dies at 88
  • Sep 19 Walter Gross, Israeli journalist (Haaretz), dies at 83
  • Sep 19 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 55
  • Sep 20 Monica Maurice, industrialist and Managing Director and Chairman of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company, Sheffield, dies at 87
  • Sep 21 John Lapsley, British air marshal, dies at 78
  • Sep 21 Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 William Murray, British teacher and educationalist, dies at 83
  • Sep 22 Albert Goodwin, English historian, dies at 89
  • Sep 22 Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID, dies at 82
  • 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 27 Alison "Night Bird" Steele, DJ (WNEW-FM, WXRK-FM), dies of cancer
  • Sep 28 Lynette Roberts, British poet, dies at 86
  • Sep 28 Olive Gibbs, British politician, anti-nuclear activist and peace campaigner, dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Francis Frederick Johnson, English architect, dies at 84
  • Sep 29 Francis Johnson, British architect (country homes, churches, historic restorations), 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 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