Historical Events in January 1994

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