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Back in the Day

Sep 08, 2016 10:45AM, Published by Savannah Ludwig, Categories: Acadiana Life, Arts+Entertainment




Back in the Day

20 years ago: September 1996

Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7, 1996 in Las Vegas. Shakur was leaving a boxing match when an unknown assassin fired a volley of shots at him. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and was heavily sedated until his death nearly a week later, on Friday the 13th. The murder remains unsolved.

The movie, September, was released in September 1996.

Los Del Rio’s Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) swept the nation as the number 1 song.

In one of the biggest games at Cajun Field, on September 14th, 38,783 spectators saw the Cajuns upset 25th-ranked Texas A&M, 29–22, the first victory for the Cajuns over a ranked opponent.

30 years ago: September 1986

MTV hosts the 3rd MTV Music Awards

‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is first broadcast nationally.

Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so.

The Battle on the Bayou is the name of the rivalry between the Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks. Cajuns were victorious with a score of 24-20.


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