Historical Events for Year 1994

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Events 1 - 150 of 996

Jan 1st - "Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 perfs
Jan 1st - "Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 perfs
Jan 1st - Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
Jan 1st - Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
Jan 1st - Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant
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 perfs
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 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 - "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
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X Jan 12th - Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder
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
Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence TaylorHall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor Jan 15th - Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL
Jan 16th - Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
Jan 17th - 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
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
Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor Jan 22nd - 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra
Jan 22nd - 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win
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
Jan 25th - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing 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)
Jan 30th - Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts
Jan 30th - Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB
Jan 30th - Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
Jan 30th - 82nd Men's Australian Open: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (7-6, 6-4, 6-4)
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf Jan 30th - 82nd Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-0, 6-2)
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
Feb 3rd - President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam
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
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 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 perfs
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
Feb 7th - 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins
Feb 7th - Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston Feb 7th - Jim Nabors undergoes a liver transplant
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
Feb 9th - Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's 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
Feb 12th - "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1893 pastel version) is stolen in Oslo
Painter and Print Maker Edvard MunchPainter 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.
Feb 14th - 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win
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)
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 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)
Feb 20th - Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
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
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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

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