What Happened in July 1994

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 111

  • Jul 1 Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
  • Jul 1 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • Jul 1 Soyuz TM-19 launches
  • Jul 1 Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 101st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez beats Martina Navratilova (64 36 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 2 John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
  • Jul 2 Richard Johnson takes 10-45 for Middlesex against Derbyshire
  • Jul 2 US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 108th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Goran Ivanišević (7-6 7-6 6-0)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jul 3 15th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Simon Hobday
  • Jul 3 FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • Jul 3 Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 3 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
  • Jul 4 Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
  • Jul 4 Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
  • Jul 5 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
  • Jul 5 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti
  • Jul 6 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • Jul 6 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • Jul 6 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 6 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Best Picture 1995)

  • Jul 7 North Yemenite troops occupy Aden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Jul 8 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
  • Jul 8 Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
  • Jul 8 St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years
  • Jul 9 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
  • Jul 9 Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
  • Jul 9 Soyuz TM-19 lands
  • Jul 10 "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Jul 10 Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning
  • Jul 10 Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
  • Jul 10 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • Jul 11 Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
  • Jul 12 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jul 12 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
  • Jul 13 Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jul 13 OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • Jul 14 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • Jul 15 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • Jul 15 Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • Jul 15 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • Jul 15 Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
  • Jul 15 Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the Rwandan Genocide
  • Jul 16 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • Jul 16 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
  • Jul 16 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
  • Jul 16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • Jul 16 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1st collides with Jupiter (collisions continue until 22 July)
  • Jul 16 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jul 16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • Jul 16 FIFA World Cup: Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Price
  • Jul 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Jul 17 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties, in football's 15th World Cup in Pasadena
  • Jul 17 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Jul 18 Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
  • Jul 18 Comet Shoemaker-Levy's largest collision with Jupiter leaves black spot 12,000 km across
  • Jul 18 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • Jul 18 Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
  • Jul 18 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • Jul 18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • Jul 19 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)
  • Jul 19 Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed
  • Jul 19 Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
  • Jul 20 Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)
  • Jul 20 OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 21 Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • Jul 22 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
  • Jul 22 Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
  • Jul 22 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • Jul 22 Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees
  • Jul 22 OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • Jul 22 William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
  • Jul 23 All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
  • Jul 23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 23 Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
  • Jul 23 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • Jul 23 Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
  • Jul 23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • Jul 23 Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
  • Jul 24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 24 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 24 Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
  • Jul 24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • Jul 24 81st Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 25 Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • Jul 26 Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13
  • Jul 26 Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed
  • Jul 28 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • Jul 28 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Jul 28 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
  • Jul 29 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • Jul 29 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • Jul 29 H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
  • Jul 29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • Jul 29 Jesse Timmedequas, rapes & murders Megan Kanka, 7 (Megan's Law)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Rebecca Rosso and Camilla Rosso, British actresses
  • Jul 13 Ridge Canipe, American actor
  • Jul 16 Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor
  • Jul 18 Ricardo Dela Corte, Italy, test tube baby born to oldest (62) mother
  • Jul 27 Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor
  • Jul 27 Princess Mafalda-Ceceilia of Bulgaria

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2 "Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

  • Jul 10 The "Anthrax" heavy-metal guitarist Scott Ian (31) weds Debbie Leavitt (23) in Huntington Beach, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Fred Norris (from the Howard Stern Show) marries Allison Furman

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jul 14 Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) in London, United Kingdon
  • Jul 16 Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds ½ billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)
  • Jul 18 "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland
  • Jul 30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 7 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies
  • Jul 2 Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US
  • Jul 2 Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
  • Jul 2 Maung Maung, premier of Burma (1988), dies at 69
  • Jul 2 Ralph C Rinzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys), dies at 59
  • Jul 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, dies at 80
  • Jul 3 Harry Ebbeling, PC-corrector, dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Jul 3 Pieter Hennipman, Dutch economist, dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 90
  • Jul 4 Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Pipo the Clown, Anne Frank), dies at 55
  • Jul 4 Rupert Davies, English methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Tawfik Ziad, Palestinian communist/Israeli MP/mayor of Nazareth, dies
  • Jul 4 Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
  • Jul 5 Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party Asst Secretary of State, dies at 67
  • Jul 6 Cameron Mitchell, actor (High Chapparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 6 Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
  • Jul 7 Anita Garvin, US actress (Sailors Beware), dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • Jul 7 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)
  • Jul 8 Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
  • Jul 8 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jul 8 Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
  • Jul 8 Kim Il Sung, president of North-Korea (1948-94), dies at 82
  • Jul 8 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 9 Cornelius Boyson, bassist, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • Jul 10 Earl Strum, referee (NBA), dies of brain cancer at 66
  • Jul 10 Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • Jul 11 Alan David Melville, polymath, dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • Jul 11 Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M, dies at 52

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • Jul 11 James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
  • Jul 11 Lex P Humphries, drummer, dies at 57
  • Jul 11 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD), dies at 49
  • Jul 11 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, dies after a suicide attempt at 23
  • Jul 12 David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
  • Jul 12 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • Jul 12 James Bysse Joll, historian, dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • Jul 13 Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate, dies at 50
  • Jul 14 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • Jul 14 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
  • Jul 14 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • Jul 15 Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Dutch painter/illustrator, dies
  • Jul 16 M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Jean Borotra, [Flying Basque], Fr tennis star (Davis Cup), dies at 95
  • Jul 18 Gottfried Reinhardt, [Goldmann], German/US director, dies at 83
  • Jul 19 Christian-Jaque, [Christian Maudet], French director (Nana), dies
  • Jul 19 Frederik "Frits" van der More, archaeologist/art historian, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre Producer, dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive, dies at 37
  • Jul 20 Kim II Sung, President of North-Korea (1948-94), buried
  • Jul 20 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 96
  • Jul 20 Reginald Hall, endocrinologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Dorothy Collins, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • Jul 21 John Ernest, constructionist Artist, dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Marjorie Dorothy Chandler Collins, jazz singer, dies at 67
  • Jul 23 Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
  • Jul 23 Hans J Salter, Aust/US composer (Deanna-Durbin musicals), dies at 98
  • Jul 23 Henry William Collins, artist, dies at 84
  • Jul 24 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
  • Jul 25 John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
  • Jul 26 Marino Iandioro, canned tomato pioneer, dies at 64
  • Jul 26 Thomas Davis, US movie editor/son of MGM-chief Frank D, dies at 26
  • Jul 26 Terry (Owen John) Scott, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films) aged 67
  • Jul 27 H Minderop, founder/chairman (TROS-radio/TV), dies
  • Jul 27 Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
  • Jul 27 Tatiana Tauer, harpist, dies at 48
  • Jul 27 Kevin Carter, a South African photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner & member of the Bang-Bang Club, suicide at 33
  • Jul 28 Bernard Delfont, Rus/British impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
  • Jul 28 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
  • Jul 29 Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, chemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78
  • Jul 29 Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
  • Jul 29 John Bayard Britton, abortion doctor, killed by Paul Hill
  • Jul 30 Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
  • Jul 30 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
  • Jul 31 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
  • Jul 31 Caitlin Thomas, dies
  • Jul 31 G de Ru, chairman of Dutch Reformed Synode, dies
  • Jul 31 Pieter C Buitendijk, co-founder (Free Netherlands), dies at 92