Historical Events for September 1996

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Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
2nd - Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000
2nd - Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
2nd - Soyuz TM-24, lands
2nd - A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.
3rd - Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)
4th - 13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins wins
5th - "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
5th - MTV Video Music Awards
5th - Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 6th - Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR
7th - Rap artist Tupac Shahur shot multiple times in drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later
8th - "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
8th - 110th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)
8th - 116th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76)
8th - 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win
8th - Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
8th - Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
8th - Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
Tennis Player Pete SamprasTennis Player Pete Sampras 11th - Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad.
13th - Phil Simmons scores 171 & takes 6-14 for Leics v Durham
14th - As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season
14th - Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
14th - NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
14th - Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
15th - 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 16½-15½ at Robert Jones Va
15th - Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwireMLB First Baseman Mark McGwire 15th - Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
15th - Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34
16th - 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
16th - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
16th - Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
16th - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
17th - Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colo Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
18th - Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 19th - "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC
22nd - 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales
23rd - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM)
23rd - Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)
24th - U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
25th - The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
26th - SF Giant Bobby Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases
26th - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
27th - Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 27th - In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
27th - The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
28th - 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka
28th - Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
28th - NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
28th - Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
28th - Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
28th - Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
29th - "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC
29th - 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
Singer-Songwriter Alanis MorissetteSinger-Songwriter Alanis Morissette 29th - Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)
29th - Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
29th - Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
29th - Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
29th - Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
29th - SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
29th - Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
29th - US wins Federation Cup over Spain

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