What Happened on May 6th, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
  • Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • US House of Representatives passes the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81