What Happened on August 31, 1994

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
  • Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov
  • Sinn Fein proclaims ceasefire in Northern Ireland
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire

Famous Deaths

  • Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69
  • Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68