What Happened on April 26, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
  • 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
  • Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
  • Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed

Famous Weddings

  • "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate (b. 1927)