Historical Events in 1994 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 994

  • Mar 18 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
  • Mar 18 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
  • Mar 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
  • Mar 19 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • Mar 19 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
  • Mar 19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • Mar 19 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season

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Mar 20 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Mar 20 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Mar 20 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Mar 20 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: Indecent Proposal wins
  • Mar 20 Brett Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X
  • Mar 20 El Salvador's 1st pres election following 12-year-old civil war
  • Mar 20 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • Mar 20 Mashonaland U-24 beat Matabeleland on 1st inn to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 20 Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden NY, Bret Hart pins Yokozuna
  • Mar 20 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 21 66th Academy Awards: "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Mar 21 Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of National History

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Mar 21 actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 22 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
  • Mar 22 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • Mar 22 South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • Mar 22 Soyuz TM-21 lands
  • Mar 23 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days
  • Mar 23 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)

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Mar 23 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

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Mar 23 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Mar 23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • Mar 23 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
  • Mar 23 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • Mar 24 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
  • Mar 24 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Mar 24 F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
  • Mar 25 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
  • Mar 25 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
  • Mar 26 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
  • Mar 26 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • Mar 27 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
  • Mar 27 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
  • Mar 27 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • Mar 27 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • Mar 28 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
  • Mar 28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
  • Mar 28 BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom

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Mar 29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Mar 29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • Mar 29 Serbs & Croats sign a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
  • Mar 29 13th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • Mar 30 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
  • Mar 30 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
  • Mar 31 James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking ex-girl Tina Sinatra
  • Mar 31 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
  • Mar 31 The Journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull
  • 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
Boxer
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
  • Apr 23 Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY
  • 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
  • May 1 "My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • May 1 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 performances
  • May 1 -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
  • May 1 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
  • May 1 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
  • May 1 Sherri Steinhauer wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
  • May 2 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 killed
  • May 2 Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
  • May 2 Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 3 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Wynonna win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • May 3 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • May 4 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • May 5 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • May 5 Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
  • May 5 North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
  • May 6 Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
  • May 6 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show
  • May 6 US House of Representatives passes the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 6 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 6 Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • May 7 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
  • May 7 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)

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May 7 Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" is recovered 3 months after it was stolen

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • May 8 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 9 performances
  • May 8 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
  • May 8 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • May 8 Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama
  • May 8 Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica