What Happened in July 1994

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 112

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

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2nd 101st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Conchita Martínez beats Martina Navratilova (64 36 63)

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

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

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 3rd 15th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Simon Hobday
  • 3rd FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • 3rd Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • 3rd The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
  • 4th Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
  • 4th Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
  • 4th FIFA World Cup: USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
  • 5th Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
  • 5th US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
  • 5th The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.
  • 6th Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • 6th Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • 6th Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)

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

  • 7th North Yemenite troops occupy Aden

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8th 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
  • 8th Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
  • 8th Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
  • 8th St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years
  • 9th 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
  • 9th Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
  • 9th Soyuz TM-19 lands
  • 10th "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances

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10th Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 10th Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
  • 10th Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • 11th Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
  • 12th 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • 12th All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
  • 12th Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
  • 13th Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • 13th OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • 14th Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • 15th Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • 15th Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Wash DC on July 25th
  • 15th NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • 15th Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
  • 15th Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the the Rwandan Genocide
  • 16th "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • 16th 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
  • 16th 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
  • 16th Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • 16th Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1st collides with Jupiter (collisions continue until 22 July)
  • 16th Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
  • 16th Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • 16th FIFA World Cup: Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup

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17th 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

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17th Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 17th FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties, in football's 15th World Cup in Pasadena
  • 17th French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche

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

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 18th Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
  • 18th Comet Shoemaker-Levy's largest collision with Jupiter leaves black spot 12,000 km across
  • 18th Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • 18th Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
  • 18th Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • 18th NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • 19th 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)
  • 19th Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed
  • 19th Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
  • 20th Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)
  • 20th OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • 21st 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.
  • 22nd 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
  • 22nd Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
  • 22nd Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • 22nd Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees
  • 22nd OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • 22nd William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
  • 23rd All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
  • 23rd Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 23rd Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
  • 23rd Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • 23rd Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
  • 23rd Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • 23rd Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
  • 24th 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

Famous Divorces

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

Famous Deaths

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

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

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

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