What Happened in June 1994

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 104

  • Jun 1 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts
  • Jun 1 Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery
  • Jun 2 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
  • Jun 2 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)

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Jun 2 Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

  • Jun 2 Sharon Stone files $12m lawsuit against her jeweler
  • Jun 3 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java (150+ killed)
  • Jun 3 WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air
  • Jun 4 Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)
  • Jun 5 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jun 5 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 5 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Jun 5 93rd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Alberto Berasategui (6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 93rd Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Mary Pierce (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jun 6 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens
  • Jun 6 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez Colombia (about 1000 killed)
  • Jun 6 Brian Lara scores 501 not out for Warwickshire vs Durham
  • Jun 6 CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade
  • Jun 6 Cricketer Brian Lara hits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day
  • Jun 6 Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
  • Jun 6 Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 7 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 8 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
  • Jun 8 Mass murderer Joel Rifkin sentenced to 27 years
  • Jun 9 "Hudsucker Proxy" premieres in Germany
  • Jun 9 5.6 earthquake strikes southern Mexico
  • Jun 9 Angolan plane bombs school in Waku Kungo (89 killed)
  • Jun 10 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
  • Jun 10 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jun 10 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • Jun 11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
  • Jun 11 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
  • Jun 11 Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden
  • Jun 11 Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
  • Jun 11 Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, & 8' high in Jacksonville, Fl Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn

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Jun 12 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 12 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • Jun 12 Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
  • Jun 12 Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 13 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
  • Jun 13 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
  • Jun 13 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
  • Jun 14 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 15 Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million
  • Jun 15 NY Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms

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Jun 15 Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Jun 16 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • Jun 17 FIFA World Cup begins with Germany vs Bolivia (1-0) in Chicago

MurderMurder of Interest

Jun 17 O.J. Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jun 18 Aleksander Popov swims world record 100m free style (48.21 sec)
  • Jun 18 Gay Games open in NYC
  • Jun 18 FIFA World Cup: US ties Switzerland 1-1 in their 1st game of 1994 football World Cup
  • Jun 19 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • Jun 19 "She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 294 performances
  • Jun 19 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 performances
  • Jun 19 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
  • Jun 19 Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • Jun 19 Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games
  • Jun 20 94th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont Pa
  • Jun 20 Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
  • Jun 20 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network
  • Jun 20 O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman
  • Jun 20 US Fairchild Hospital Air Force Base massacre, former gunman kills 5 and injures 22

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Jun 21 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 22 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 22 Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)
  • Jun 22 Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
  • Jun 22 FIFA World Cup: USA beats Colombia 2-1 in 1994 world cup match (1st win since 1950)
  • Jun 23 South Africa reclaims its seat in UN
  • Jun 23 Replay shows A's Bobby Witt beat KC's Gagne to 1st in 6th but ump Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, runing Witt's perfect game
  • Jun 23 South Africa is readmitted to the United Nations Organisations (UNO)
  • Jun 23 Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN
  • Jun 24 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 24 Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 HRs in an inning
  • Jun 25 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • Jun 25 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
  • Jun 25 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
  • Jun 25 Cleve Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
  • Jun 25 Gay Games close in NYC
  • Jun 25 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
  • Jun 26 "Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Jun 26 "Medea" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • Jun 26 104°F (40°C) at Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 26 107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 26 112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 26 122°F (50°C) at Laughlin, Nevada
  • Jun 26 126°F (52.2°C) in Death Valley, Calif
  • Jun 26 Air Ivory Fokker-27 crashes at Abidjan (16 killed/1 lives)
  • Jun 26 Donna Andrews wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

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Jun 26 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

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Jun 26 PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Jun 26 FIFA World Cup: US loses to Romania 1-0
  • Jun 27 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jun 27 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record

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Jun 27 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Jun 27 NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
  • Jun 27 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet
  • Jun 28 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
  • Jun 29 Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
  • Jun 29 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 Nicholas Joseph Mills, son of Chris Evert & Andy Mills
  • Jun 10 Nicholas Santo Pietro, son of Vanna White
  • Jun 11 Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress
  • Jun 28 Madeline Duggan, English actress
  • Jun 28 Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah II, Prince of Jordan

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 3 Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27) in the Eternal City

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Jun 26 Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 1 Guns n Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai

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Jun 24 Sally Fields files for divorce from 2nd husband Alan Greisman

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), dies at 70
  • Jun 1 Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
  • Jun 1 Willem C L "Wim" van der Grinten, lawyer/KVP-politician, dies at 80
  • Jun 2 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jun 3 Hub Matthijsen, violinist/bandmaster, dies at 52
  • Jun 3 Jack Cowie, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 45 wkts at 21 53), dies
  • Jun 3 Parmeso Emekrasha, buddhist Monk, dies
  • Jun 3 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89
  • Jun 4 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
  • Jun 4 Earle Warren, alto Sax Player, dies at 79
  • Jun 4 Horace "Stephen" McNally, attorney/actor (Johnny Belinda), dies at 80
  • Jun 4 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor/director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • Jun 4 Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter), dies at 33
  • Jun 4 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn A Bogue], cornetist (Kay Kyser), dies at 86
  • Jun 5 Thomas Millar, historian, dies at 67
  • Jun 6 Barry Sullivan, actor (Great Gadsby), dies at 81
  • Jun 6 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
  • Jun 6 John Slot, mayor of Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede, dies
  • Jun 6 Mark McManus, actor (Ned Kelly), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • Jun 6 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • Jun 6 Willie Humphrey, jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • Jun 7 Barry Sullivan, actor (Streets of SF, Oh, God!), dies at 81
  • Jun 7 Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
  • Jun 7 Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
  • Jun 7 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
  • Jun 7 Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
  • Jun 8 William Marshall, actor/director (Santa Fe Trail), dies at 86
  • Jun 9 Angela Lakeberg, American siamese twin, dies at 11 months
  • Jun 9 Dhirendra Bhramachari, [Flying Swami], hindu leader, dies at 70
  • Jun 9 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Lloyd Lindroth, the Liberace of the Harp, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Back seat of a '38 Dodge), dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies at 64
  • Jun 11 Christopher Collins, actor (True Identity), dies after illness at 44
  • Jun 11 Herbert Anderson, actor (Henry-Dennis The Menace), dies at 77
  • Jun 11 Jack Hannah, animator, dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Kitty Rosalind Muggeridge, author, dies at 90
  • Jun 12 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher leader (1950-94), dies at 92
  • Jun 12 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • Jun 12 Otto Roesch, paleontologist, dies at 93
  • Jun 12 Ron Goldman, waiter, murdered with wife of O.J. Simpson at 27
  • Jun 13 Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 Igor Youskevitch, dancer, dies at 82
  • Jun 13 James Pollack, US room designer, dies at 55
  • Jun 13 Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
  • Jun 14 Henry Mancini, composer (Pink Panther, Moon River), dies at 70
  • Jun 14 Lionel Grigson, professor of Jazz, dies at 52
  • Jun 14 Marianne Kunvari, writer, dies at 81
  • Jun 14 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach, dies at 38
  • Jun 14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • Jun 15 David Lawson, executed in NC (wanted execution shown on Donahue)
  • Jun 15 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer (Never on Sunday), dies at 68
  • Jun 15 Nadia Gray, actress (La Dolce Vita, Naked Summer), dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Kristen Pfaff, US bass guitarist (Hole-Live through this), dies at 24
  • Jun 16 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble, dies at 88
  • Jun 16 Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings), dies at 82
  • Jun 16 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 17 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
  • Jun 18 Jack Harkness, rose grower, dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot, dies at 92
  • Jun 19 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Ronald Batty, bookseller, dies at 82
  • Jun 20 Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Auerbach, British German-born geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • Jun 20 Emmanuel Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Louis Benjamin, British showman, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Mark Robert Isfeld, combat Engineer, dies at 31
  • Jun 22 Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • Jun 23 Alan Frank, music publisher, dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
  • Jun 23 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker, dies at 50
  • Jun 24 Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder of the LSE, dies at 83
  • Jun 25 Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
  • Jun 25 Robert Millar, journalist, dies at 72
  • Jun 26 A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Ian Board, British barkeeper (Colony Room), dies at 64
  • Jun 26 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
  • Jun 26 Roelof Kiers, VPRO-programmer/director (Macchiavelli), dies at 56
  • Jun 26 Thomas henry Wait Armstrong, organist, dies at 96
  • Jun 27 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • Jun 28 Fredericka Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan), dies at 90
  • Jun 28 William A Henry III, critic (Time Mag), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Jun 29 Cameron Mitchell, actor (Man on Tightrope), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Jun 29 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor, dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • Jun 30 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot, dies at 51