Historical Events in August 1994

  • Aug 1 99.9°F (37.7°C) in Berlin-Dahlem: record
  • Aug 1 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour
  • Aug 1 Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed
  • Aug 2 Congressional hearings begin on White Water
  • Aug 2 Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Aug 2 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)
  • Aug 3 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
  • Aug 3 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
  • Aug 4 Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered
  • Aug 4 Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race
  • Aug 4 Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
  • Aug 4 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
  • Aug 5 Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed
  • Aug 5 Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
  • Aug 6 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • Aug 7 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • Aug 7 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
  • Aug 7 Carolyn Hill wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
  • Aug 9 Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
  • Aug 9 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
  • Aug 10 Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
  • Aug 11 Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau
  • Aug 12 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • Aug 12 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike
  • Aug 12 Panic in church of Brazzaville: 142 killed
  • Aug 12 Stephen G Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Aug 13 Train crash in Tbilisi, Georgia, 24 killed

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 14 76th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Price
  • Aug 14 Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
  • Aug 14 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • Aug 14 Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings
  • Aug 14 Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum, Sudan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Aug 15 Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan
  • Aug 16 Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
  • Aug 16 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 17 King Letsie II of Lesotho dismisses premier Ntsu Mokhehle
  • Aug 17 NY Central park reservoir officially named after Jackie Kennedy Onasis
  • Aug 18 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
  • Aug 18 15th Commonwealth Games open in Victoria, Canada
  • Aug 20 109.8°F (43.2°C) in Cordoba Spain
  • Aug 20 Archbishop Quarracino wants all homosexuals to leave Argentina
  • Aug 20 Ferry boat sinks at Chandpur Bangladesh, 300-350 killed
  • Aug 20 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title
  • Aug 21 -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
  • Aug 21 Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
  • Aug 21 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge
  • Aug 21 Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed
  • Aug 21 The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 22 DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Aug 22 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
  • Aug 24 Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism
  • Aug 27 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 performances
  • Aug 28 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • Aug 28 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 28 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 28 15th Commonwealth Games close in Victoria, Canada
  • Aug 30 Gund Arena in Cleve opens
  • Aug 30 Largest US Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618
  • Aug 31 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
  • Aug 31 Sinn Fein proclaims ceasefire in Northern Ireland
  • Aug 31 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov
  • Aug 31 The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire