Historical Events in April 1994

  • Apr 1 Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza dedicated
  • Apr 2 1st exhibition game played at Jacobs Field, Pirates beat Indians, 6-4
  • Apr 3 13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • Apr 3 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

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Apr 3 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 4 1st game played at Jacobs Field, Indians beat Mariners 4-3 in 11 inn
  • Apr 4 56th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ark Razorbacks beats Duke 76-72
  • Apr 4 Cubs Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, hit 3 HRs in 1993 hits 3 HRs on opening
  • Apr 4 KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol, 3 killed

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Apr 4 LA Dodger Darryl Strawberry begins substance abuse treatment

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Apr 4 Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706
  • Apr 4 Netscape Communications founded as Mosaic Communications
  • Apr 4 Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery
  • Apr 4 Day vs Mets starter Dwight Gooden
  • Apr 5 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances
  • Apr 5 Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
  • Apr 6 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out
  • Apr 6 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples' home
  • Apr 6 Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns
  • Apr 6 Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself
  • Apr 6 Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records
  • Apr 6 The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • Apr 7 "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Apr 7 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
  • Apr 7 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • Apr 7 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
  • Apr 7 Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazis killing Jews) for 1st time
  • Apr 8 Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
  • Apr 8 Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
  • Apr 8 Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
  • Apr 8 Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
  • Apr 9 BPAA US Open by Justin Hromek
  • Apr 9 STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Apr 9 147th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard Miinnehoma wins
  • Apr 10 "Les Miserables" opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka
  • Apr 10 58th Masters Golf Tournament: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 12 Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
  • Apr 13 Presidential guard at Kigali, Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
  • Apr 13 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
  • Apr 13 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India

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Apr 14 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer

  • Apr 14 NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points
  • Apr 14 US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die
  • Apr 14 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript
  • Apr 15 Indians loses 1st game at Jacobs Field, KC wins 2-1
  • Apr 15 WMMS-FM's Jeff & Flash, & entire station staff, are fired
  • Apr 16 Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed
  • Apr 17 "Little More Magic" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 30 performances
  • Apr 17 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Apr 17 55th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino wins
  • Apr 17 Aruba government of Oduber falls
  • Apr 17 Val Skinner wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
  • Apr 18 "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater NYC
  • Apr 18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:15 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:21:45
  • Apr 18 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994
  • Apr 18 Brian Lara scores 375 for WI vs England to beat Sobers' record
  • Apr 18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day (world record)
  • Apr 18 Former President Nixon suffered a stroke & dies 4 days later
  • Apr 18 Lebanon drops relations with Iran
  • Apr 18 STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]
  • Apr 19 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
  • Apr 19 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

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Apr 19 Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation for his police beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 19 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
  • Apr 20 Danny Harold Rolling sentenced to death in Florida for killing 5
  • Apr 20 Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed
  • Apr 20 Sohail & Inzamam make world record ODI partnership of 263
  • Apr 20 Space shuttle STS-59 (Endeavour 6), lands
  • Apr 21 "Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 21 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a games (11 times)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Apr 21 Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
  • Apr 21 The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
  • Apr 22 7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered by Hutu in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
  • Apr 22 Borge Ousland reaches North pole
  • Apr 22 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500
  • Apr 22 In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield
  • Apr 22 Schelto Patijn appointed mayor of Amsterdam
  • Apr 23 Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives, Haiti
  • Apr 23 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Apr 23 Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Apr 24 "Broken Glass" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • Apr 24 "Flowering Peach" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Apr 24 Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
  • Apr 24 Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed

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Apr 24 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Apr 24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • Apr 24 1994 NFL Draft: Dan Wilkinson from Ohio State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 25 14" of snow in Southern Calif
  • Apr 25 Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed
  • Apr 25 Fishing boat with school children capsize at Lanaka Syria, 46 killed
  • Apr 25 King Azlan Shah of Malaysia resigns
  • Apr 25 Mexican businessman & billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped
  • Apr 25 Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
  • Apr 26 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
  • Apr 26 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
  • Apr 26 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
  • Apr 26 Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
  • Apr 27 "An Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances
  • Apr 27 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)
  • Apr 27 7th longest NHL game: NJ Devils beat Buffalo Sabres (125 min 43 sec)
  • Apr 27 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)

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Apr 27 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 27 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
  • Apr 28 1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days]

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Apr 28 Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer & wife Rosario plead guilty to spying

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames
  • Apr 28 Freddy Thielemans sworn in as mayor of Brussels Belgium
  • Apr 29 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
  • Apr 29 Israel & PLO sign economic accord
  • Apr 30 39th Eurovision Song Contest: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan for Ireland wins singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" in Dublin