What Happened in December 1994

Historical Events

  • 1st 3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident

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1st Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

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

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2nd Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

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

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

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8th Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

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

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10th Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat

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

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16th Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

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

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

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

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

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 28th The Madness of King George premieres in the US
  • 29th B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
  • 29th Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
  • 29th Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
  • 29th Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG
  • 31st 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
  • 31st Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
  • 31st 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

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

Famous Weddings

  • 10th 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

17th 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

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

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

Famous Deaths

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

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31st 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