What Happened in December 1994

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident

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Dec 1 Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating

  • Dec 1 Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico
  • Dec 1 PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail
  • Dec 1 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 2 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Dec 2 Cruise liner Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia

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Dec 2 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

  • Dec 2 Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
  • Dec 3 3rd SEC Championship Game: #6 Florida beats #3 Alabama, 24-23
  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances
  • Dec 4 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • Dec 4 Marta Figueras-Dottie/Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 6 Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
  • Dec 6 Orange County California files for bankruptcy
  • Dec 6 Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 7 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

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Dec 7 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Dec 8 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per

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Dec 8 Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Dec 8 Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
  • Dec 9 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
  • Dec 9 US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
  • Dec 10 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • Dec 10 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins

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Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Dec 11 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
  • Dec 11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • Dec 13 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
  • Dec 14 Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam, China
  • Dec 15 "A Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • Dec 15 John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier
  • Dec 15 Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
  • Dec 15 Palau becomes a member of the UN.

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Dec 16 Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • Dec 17 KLM's last DC-10 goes out of service
  • Dec 18 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 18 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 perf
  • Dec 18 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
  • Dec 18 General Hospital stars Kristina Malandro & Jack Wagner wed
  • Dec 18 Norman, Couples & Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge
  • Dec 18 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
  • Dec 19 Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
  • Dec 21 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
  • Dec 22 "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Dec 22 Italian government of Silvio Berlusconi resigns
  • Dec 23 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

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Dec 23 Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Dec 24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • Dec 25 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Dec 26 French commandos terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
  • Dec 28 Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)

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Dec 28 Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Dec 28 The Madness of King George premieres in the US
  • Dec 29 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
  • Dec 29 Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
  • Dec 29 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
  • Dec 29 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG
  • Dec 31 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
  • Dec 31 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
  • Dec 31 This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Jake T. Austin, American actor
  • Dec 5 Emily Marie Estefan, daughter of Gloria & Emilio
  • Dec 17 Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter
  • Dec 29 Princess Kako of Akishino of Japan

Famous Weddings

  • Dec 10 Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Queen of Pop Celine Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
  • Dec 26 Actor Jason Hervey (22) weds Kelley Patricia O'Neill (27)
  • Dec 26 President Clinton's brother Roger Clinton (37) weds 8-mo pregnant Molly Nartin (25)
  • Dec 28 Billy Ray Cyrus (Achy Breaky Heart) weds Leticia Finley
  • Dec 29 Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies
  • Dec 1 Lionel Stander, actor (Max-Hart to Hart), dies at 86
  • Dec 2 Donald John Urquhart, librarian, dies at 85
  • Dec 2 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer, dies at 86
  • Dec 3 Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • Dec 3 Elizabeth Meyer, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • Dec 3 Giorgi Chanturia, President of Georgia, assassinated
  • Dec 3 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • Dec 3 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • Dec 4 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73
  • Dec 4 Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
  • Dec 4 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • Dec 4 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator, dies at 63
  • Dec 5 Harry Horner, Czech/US set designer/director (Our Town), dies at 84
  • Dec 5 Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author, dies at 78
  • Dec 6 AJ Bronkhorst, vicar/theologist (Reform The Netherlands), dies at 80
  • Dec 6 Alan Owen, English screenplay/actor (Hard Day's Night), dies at 69
  • Dec 6 Gian Maria Volonte, actresss (Fistful of Dollars), dies at 61
  • Dec 7 Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
  • Dec 7 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • Dec 8 Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67
  • Dec 8 Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer, dies at 89
  • Dec 9 Garnet Silk, Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28
  • Dec 9 Kim II Sung, President of North Korea (1945-94), dies at 82
  • Dec 9 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Ringo, dies of Leukemia at 48
  • Dec 9 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Garnett Silk, Jamacian reggae musician, dies in a fire at 28
  • Dec 10 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
  • Dec 10 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
  • Dec 10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • Dec 10 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 11 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102
  • Dec 11 Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1979), dies
  • Dec 11 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • Dec 12 Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
  • Dec 12 Donna J. Stone, American poet, dies of heart failure at 61
  • Dec 12 Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83
  • Dec 12 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
  • Dec 12 Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46
  • Dec 13 Antoine Pinay, PM of France (1952-53), dies
  • Dec 13 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US librarian/Yale-curator, dies at 83
  • Dec 13 Norman Beaton, actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), dies at 60
  • Dec 14 Mary Ann McCall, singer, dies at 75
  • Dec 14 Petrus HJ van Doorne, bus manufacturer/owner (BOVA), dies at 58
  • Dec 14 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)
  • Dec 15 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86
  • Dec 15 Harry Tobias, songwriter, dies at 99
  • Dec 15 Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist, dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater (Eur-bronze-33), dies at 87
  • Dec 16 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), dies at 81
  • Dec 16 Samuel Lipman, music critic, dies at 60
  • Dec 17 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director, dies at 71
  • Dec 18 Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98
  • Dec 18 Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Roger ApĂ©ry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Dec 19 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • Dec 20 Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85
  • Dec 20 J C "Jody" Bateman, fiddler, dies at 75
  • Dec 21 Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85
  • Dec 21 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
  • Dec 23 Charles Shirley, jazz arranger, dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Didier Rocher, son of French cosmetic maker Yves Rocher, dies at 41
  • Dec 23 Nora Dunfree, US actress (Grass Harp), dies at 78
  • Dec 23 Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades), dies at 89
  • Dec 24 Jimmy Buddy Lee Land Ace, singer, dies at 57
  • Dec 24 John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist, dies at 47
  • Dec 24 John James Osborne, playwright, dies at 65
  • Dec 24 John Keith Wright, English Asst Sect of State (1971-84), dies at 66
  • Dec 24 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Luther), dies at 65
  • Dec 24 Julie Haydon, [Donella Donaldson], US actress (Scoundrel), dies at 84
  • Dec 24 Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Uncle Wanja, Charlotte), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Nathan I. Daniel, inventor (Guitars), dies at 82
  • Dec 24 Rossano Brazzi, It resistance fight/actor (Final Justice), dies at 78
  • Dec 25 Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78
  • Dec 26 Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies
  • Dec 26 Karl Schiller, minister of RFA Economics (1966-72), dies
  • Dec 26 Robert Emhardt, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Sylvia Brandts Buys, actress (Hague's Post), dies at 85
  • Dec 26 Sylvia Koscina, Croatian/Italian actress (Hercules), dies at 61
  • Dec 27 Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70
  • Dec 27 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister, dies at 83
  • Dec 27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64
  • Dec 27 Sadi de Gorter, Dutch author/diplomat (Abscess), dies at 82
  • Dec 27 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)
  • Dec 28 Julian Belfrage, theatre agent, dies at 60
  • Dec 29 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
  • Dec 30 Lloyd James Austin, french Scholar, dies at 79
  • Dec 31 BAM "Bob" Schreiner, airline owner (S Aviation Group), dies at 79
  • Dec 31 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Leigh Bowery, designer, dies at 33
  • Dec 31 Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Story of Ruth), dies at 83
  • Dec 31 Thomas J Watson Jr, CEO (IBM), dies of a stroke at 79

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Dec 31 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), dies of lung cancer at 80

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode