What Happened on May 6th, 1994

Day of 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

Person-of-interestPerson 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, artist, dies at 86
  • Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81