What Happened in March 1994

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 111

  • Mar 1 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins
  • Mar 1 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
  • Mar 1 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution

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Mar 2 Miami begins a Latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

  • Mar 2 William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), casts his 18,401 & last consecutive vote
  • Mar 2 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcasted, it is, but he doesn't
  • Mar 3 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances
  • Mar 3 "Philoktetes Variations" with Ron Vawter premieres in Brussels

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Mar 3 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Mar 4 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
  • Mar 4 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
  • Mar 5 Dottie Mochrie wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Championship
  • Mar 5 Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa)
  • Mar 5 PBA National Championship won by David Traber
  • Mar 5 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
  • Mar 6 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
  • Mar 6 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Mar 6 Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.
  • Mar 7 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top
  • Mar 7 Charles Taylor resigns as President of Liberia
  • Mar 7 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
  • Mar 7 US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship

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Mar 7 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Mar 7 The United States Supreme Court rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • Mar 8 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)
  • Mar 8 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
  • Mar 8 US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
  • Mar 8 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47
  • Mar 9 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
  • Mar 10 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
  • Mar 11 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
  • Mar 12 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
  • Mar 13 33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party
  • Mar 13 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 13 Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)
  • Mar 13 President Mangope of Bophuthatswana deposed
  • Mar 13 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
  • Mar 13 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
  • Mar 13 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
  • Mar 14 Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
  • Mar 14 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
  • Mar 14 Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 15 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Mar 15 Experts from AL certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit
  • Mar 16 Moravcik forms Slovakia government
  • Mar 16 Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Mar 17 "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances
  • Mar 17 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • Mar 17 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleve Indians new ballpark
  • Mar 18 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
  • Mar 18 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
  • Mar 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
  • Mar 19 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • Mar 19 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
  • Mar 19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • Mar 19 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season

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Mar 20 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Mar 20 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Mar 20 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Mar 20 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: Indecent Proposal wins
  • Mar 20 Brett Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X
  • Mar 20 El Salvador's 1st presidential election following 12-year-old civil war
  • Mar 20 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • Mar 20 Mashonaland U-24 beat Matabeleland on 1st inn to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 20 Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden NY, Bret Hart pins Yokozuna
  • Mar 20 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa

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Mar 21 66th Academy Awards: "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win

Actress Holly Hunter
Actress
Holly Hunter
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Mar 21 Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of National History

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Mar 21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 21 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) enters into force after being ratified by the required number of nations
  • Mar 22 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
  • Mar 22 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • Mar 22 South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • Mar 22 Soyuz TM-21 lands
  • Mar 23 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days
  • Mar 23 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)

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Mar 23 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

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Mar 23 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Mar 23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • Mar 23 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
  • Mar 23 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • Mar 24 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
  • Mar 24 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Mar 24 F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
  • Mar 25 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
  • Mar 25 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
  • Mar 26 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
  • Mar 26 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • Mar 27 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
  • Mar 27 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
  • Mar 27 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • Mar 27 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • Mar 28 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
  • Mar 28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election

Famous Birthdays


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Mar 1 Justin Bieber, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • Mar 14 Ansel Elgort, American actor (Fault in our Stars), born in New York City
  • Mar 16 Sierra McClain, American actress and singer

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 13 Cuba Godding Jr (26) weds Sara Kapfer (26)
  • Mar 26 Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman
  • Mar 26 Half-brother of former President Bill Clinton and rodeo clown Roger Clinton (37) weds Molly Martin (25) in Dallas

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 24 Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • Mar 1 Manmohan Desai, filmmaker, dies at 57
  • Mar 1 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer Musician, dies at 51
  • Mar 1 Walter Kent, US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
  • Mar 1 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • Mar 2 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher, dies at 80
  • Mar 2 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Mar 2 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • Mar 3 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • Mar 3 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
  • Mar 4 Guus Verstraete Sr, Dutch actor/dir (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79

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Mar 4 John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Mar 5 Abdullah Al-Sallal, President of Yemen (1962-67), dies
  • Mar 5 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
  • Mar 5 Paul Vincze, medallist, dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • Mar 6 Max Schubert, winemaker, dies at 89
  • Mar 6 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68
  • Mar 6 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • Mar 6 Tengis Abuladze, Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
  • Mar 8 Joop C Swart, publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Knut Haukelid, Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
  • Mar 9 Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (The French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
  • Mar 9 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • Mar 9 Lawrence E Spivak, journalist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
  • Mar 9 Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
  • Mar 9 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 10 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman, dies at 92
  • Mar 10 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • Mar 10 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • Mar 11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • Mar 12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • Mar 13 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player
  • Mar 13 Sandra Paretti, romantic novelist, dies at 59
  • Mar 14 Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered
  • Mar 14 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer, dies at 57
  • Mar 15 Mae Zetterling, Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68
  • Mar 17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Harold Myers, film journalist, dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Mai Zetterling, actress (Night is My Future), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • Mar 19 Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Lewis Grizzard, American humorist (b. 1946)
  • Mar 21 Dack Rambo, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52
  • Mar 21 Lili Damita, wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 89
  • Mar 21 Macdonald Carey, actor (Days of Our Lives), dies of cancer at 81
  • Mar 22 Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • Mar 22 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • Mar 22 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • Mar 22 Walter Lantz, US cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 93
  • Mar 23 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Giulietta Masina, Italy, wife of Federico Fellini/(La Strada), dies at 74
  • Mar 23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • Mar 23 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential candidate, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 24 Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist, dies at 81
  • Mar 24 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • Mar 24 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88
  • Mar 25 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • Mar 26 Constantine Koukouchkine, Russ diplomat. murdered in Algeria at 41
  • Mar 26 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Dennis Hartas, flier, dies at 69
  • Mar 28 Albert Goldman, US rock biographer (Lives of John Lennon, Elvis), dies at 66
  • Mar 28 Eugene Ionesco, playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
  • Mar 28 John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 Bill Travers, actor (Trio, Gorgo, Born Free), dies at 72
  • Mar 29 Paul Grimault, animator, dies at 89
  • Mar 29 William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), dies at 84
  • Mar 30 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Leon J Ramirez Reine, [Degrelle], Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87