Historical Events in 1994

Events 1 - 200 of 994

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

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 1st International Year of Family
  • Jan 1st Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
  • Jan 1st North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
  • Jan 1st The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
  • Jan 1st 80th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #14 UCLA, 21-16
  • Jan 1st 60th Sugar Bowl: #8 Florida beats #3 West Virginia, 41-7
  • Jan 1st 23rd Fiesta Bowl: #16 Arizona beats #10 Miami, 29-0
  • Jan 1st 60th Orange Bowl: #1 Florida State beats #2 Nebraska, 18-16
  • Jan 2nd "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 performances
  • Jan 2nd "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 perf
  • Jan 2nd Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
  • Jan 3rd "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Jan 3rd 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
  • Jan 3rd Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
  • Jan 3rd 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field
  • Jan 3rd 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
  • Jan 4th 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5th Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • Jan 5th Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
  • Jan 5th Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
  • Jan 5th 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 6th "The Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Jan 6th Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
  • Jan 6th Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
  • Jan 6th Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
  • Jan 6th Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
  • Jan 7th South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
  • Jan 7th US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • Jan 7th United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
  • Jan 8th Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
  • Jan 8th Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • Jan 8th US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 9th 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
  • Jan 9th Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
  • Jan 9th Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
  • Jan 10th Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins
  • Jan 10th Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
  • Jan 10th Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
  • Jan 11th Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
  • Jan 11th Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

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

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

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Jan 15th 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 16th Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
  • Jan 17th 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage

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

  • Jan 18th 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 19th -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
  • Jan 19th -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
  • Jan 21st Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
  • Jan 21st Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane when she cut off her husband's penis
  • Jan 22nd 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers
  • Jan 22nd 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra

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

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

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Jan 25th 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 27th "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Jan 27th Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
  • Jan 27th Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites
  • Jan 28th Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead
  • Jan 28th Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m)
  • Jan 30th Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)

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

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee

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Jan 30th 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 30th Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

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Jan 30th 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

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

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

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Feb 3rd President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

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

Music-awardsMusic Awards

Feb 7th 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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

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

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

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

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

Sport-awardSports Awards

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

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

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Feb 20th Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Feb 20th 36th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (156.931 MPH)
  • Feb 22nd "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
  • Feb 23rd Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
  • Feb 24th Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleve Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
  • Feb 25th Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
  • Feb 25th Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
  • Feb 25th Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 26th St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
  • Feb 27th 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway
  • Feb 27th Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
  • Feb 28th Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
  • Mar 1st 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins
  • Mar 1st Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
  • Mar 1st Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution

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

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

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Mar 3rd US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

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

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Mar 7th 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 7th 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 8th 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)
  • Mar 8th B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
  • Mar 8th US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
  • Mar 8th Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47
  • Mar 9th IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
  • Mar 10th 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
  • Mar 11th Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as president of Chile
  • Mar 12th Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
  • Mar 13th 33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party
  • Mar 13th Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 13th Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)
  • Mar 13th President Mangope of Bophuthatswana deposed
  • Mar 13th 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
  • Mar 13th 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
  • Mar 13th 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
  • Mar 14th Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
  • Mar 14th Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
  • Mar 14th Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • Mar 15th 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
  • Mar 15th Experts from AL certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit
  • Mar 16th Moravcik forms Slovakia government
  • Mar 16th Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Mar 17th "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances
  • Mar 17th Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • Mar 17th It is announced there is no smoking in Cleve Indians new ballpark