What Happened on January 6, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "The Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
  • Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
  • Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
  • Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)

Famous Deaths

  • "Iron" Adriaan van Es, Dutch undersec of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80
  • Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
  • Morty the Moose, (Northern Exposure), dies at 6
  • Tip O'Neill, speaker of the house, dies of cancer
  • Virginia Kelley Clinton, Mother of President Clinton, dies at 70