Historical Events in 1994

Events 1 - 200 of 993

  • Jan 1 "Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • Jan 1 "Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • Jan 1 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
  • Jan 1 Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13

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Jan 1 Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 1 International Year of Family
  • Jan 1 Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
  • Jan 1 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
  • Jan 1 The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
  • Jan 1 80th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #14 UCLA, 21-16
  • Jan 1 60th Sugar Bowl: #8 Florida beats #3 West Virginia, 41-7
  • Jan 1 23rd Fiesta Bowl: #16 Arizona beats #10 Miami, 29-0
  • Jan 1 60th Orange Bowl: #1 Florida State beats #2 Nebraska, 18-16
  • Jan 2 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 performances
  • Jan 2 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 perf
  • Jan 2 Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
  • Jan 3 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Jan 3 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
  • Jan 3 Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
  • Jan 3 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field

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Jan 3 Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F. W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jan 4 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • Jan 5 Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
  • Jan 5 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
  • Jan 5 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 6 "The Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Jan 6 Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
  • Jan 6 Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
  • Jan 6 Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
  • Jan 6 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
  • Jan 7 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
  • Jan 7 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • Jan 7 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
  • Jan 8 Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
  • Jan 8 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • Jan 8 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 9 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
  • Jan 9 Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
  • Jan 9 Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
  • Jan 10 Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins
  • Jan 10 Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
  • Jan 10 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
  • Jan 11 Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
  • Jan 11 Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 12 Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Jan 12 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 13 Italian government of Carlo Ciampi resigns
  • Jan 13 Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 14 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
  • Jan 14 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
  • Jan 14 The Duchess of Kent converts to Catholicism, the first member of the Royal Family to do so in more than 300 years
  • Jan 15 15th ACE Cable Awards: Michael Fuchs wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming
  • Jan 15 Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
  • Jan 15 Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist

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Jan 15 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Jan 16 Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
  • Jan 17 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage

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Jan 17 Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

  • Jan 18 The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
  • Jan 19 -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
  • Jan 19 -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
  • Jan 21 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
  • Jan 21 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane when she cut off her husband's penis
  • Jan 22 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers
  • Jan 22 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 22 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jan 23 Bernie Kosar is 2nd QB to throw TD passes in AFC & NFC Champ games
  • Jan 23 Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 38-21
  • Jan 24 Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
  • Jan 25 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 25 Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
  • Jan 25 US space probe Clementine launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

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Jan 25 Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Jan 27 "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Jan 27 Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
  • Jan 27 Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites
  • Jan 28 Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead
  • Jan 28 Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m)
  • Jan 30 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jan 30 Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee

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Jan 30 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • Jan 30 Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 82nd Men's Australian Open: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (7-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 82nd Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-0, 6-2)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 30 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 31 Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
  • Jan 31 Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
  • Feb 1 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.03 sec)
  • Feb 1 Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean
  • Feb 3 "Les Miserables" opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore

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Feb 3 President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Feb 3 STS-60 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 4 20 die in armed assault on mosque in Khartoum, Sudan
  • Feb 4 Merlene Ottey runs world record 50 m indoor (6.00 sec)
  • Feb 4 Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
  • Feb 5 "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV
  • Feb 5 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson Miss, 30 years after the crime
  • Feb 5 68 killed and 200 wounded after a mortar bomb is set off in Sarajevo
  • Feb 6 "Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Feb 6 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
  • Feb 6 Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica
  • Feb 6 Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m
  • Feb 6 Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 7 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Feb 7 Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge
  • Feb 7 Jim Nabors undergoes a liver transplant

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Feb 8 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

  • Feb 8 Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432
  • Feb 8 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm

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Feb 9 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Feb 10 44th Berlin International Film Festival: "In the Name of the Father" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 11 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands
  • Feb 12 17th Winter Olympic games opens in Lillehammer, Norway
  • Feb 12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston

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Feb 12 "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1893 pastel version) is stolen in Oslo

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • Feb 12 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.90m
  • Feb 12 Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose
  • Feb 13 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
  • Feb 13 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
  • Feb 13 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
  • Feb 13 Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
  • Feb 14 Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)
  • Feb 14 Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 14 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Feb 15 US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
  • Feb 16 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
  • Feb 16 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29)
  • Feb 16 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
  • Feb 18 Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43)
  • Feb 18 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
  • Feb 19 Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • Feb 20 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
  • Feb 20 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 10 km (13:30.55)

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Feb 20 Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Feb 20 36th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (156.931 MPH)
  • Feb 22 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
  • Feb 23 Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
  • Feb 24 Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleve Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
  • Feb 25 Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
  • Feb 25 Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
  • Feb 25 Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 26 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
  • Feb 27 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway
  • Feb 27 Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
  • Feb 28 Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
  • 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 Supreme Court of the United States 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.
  • Mar 15 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
  • 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