Historical Events in 1994 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 1,000 of 1,003

  • Sep 19 Swedish government of Bildt resigns

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 19 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton and starring George Clooney and Anthony Edwards

  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Sep 21 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud/Miami Fl (WBGG 105.9 FM)
  • Sep 22 Rasmussen government in Denmark resigns

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 23 "The Shawshank Redemption", directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

  • Sep 24 Parliamentary election in Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • Sep 26 Estonia government of Laar flees
  • Sep 26 Switzerland bans racist propaganda
  • Sep 28 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • Sep 28 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 28 "Ed Wood" film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp premieres

Actor Johnny Depp
Actor
Johnny Depp
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Sep 28 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 29 1st phase of O.J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Sep 29 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
  • Sep 29 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Sep 30 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit
  • Sep 30 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi
  • Sep 30 Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election
  • Oct 1 Beginning of the National Hockey League lockout
  • Oct 1 Boon completes his 19th Test century (114 v Pak, Karachi)
  • Oct 1 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic

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Oct 1 South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Oct 1 Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
  • Oct 2 "Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • Oct 2 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
  • Oct 3 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil

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Oct 3 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • Oct 4 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 4 Soyuz TM-20 launches
  • Oct 5 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins
  • Oct 5 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
  • Oct 6 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
  • Oct 6 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg, South Africa
  • Oct 7 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 7 Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan
  • Oct 7 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
  • Oct 7 Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)
  • Oct 8 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
  • Oct 8 6th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 30-11 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 9 Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
  • Oct 9 Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Oct 10 Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti
  • Oct 10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 10 NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Oct 10 Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred G. Gilman & Martin Rodbell for G-protein discoveries
  • Oct 10 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
  • Oct 11 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar

  • Oct 11 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Nobel Prize in economics is awarded to John Harsanyi, John Nash and Reinhard Selten for their "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games"

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • Oct 12 Contact with NASA Venus orbitter Magellan broken
  • Oct 12 Iranian Fokker F28 explodes between Isfahan and Tehran, killing 66
  • Oct 13 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Japanese writer Kenzaburo Oe

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Oct 14 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Oct 14 NASA Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
  • Oct 15 Botswana President Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 15 President Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
  • Oct 16 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke
  • Oct 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 17 Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Oct 19 160 killed in fighting in Tsjetsjenie (Chechnya)
  • Oct 19 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
  • Oct 21 Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die
  • Oct 21 North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects
  • Oct 22 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • Oct 22 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
  • Oct 23 3rd Solheim Cup: US beats Europe, 13-7 at Greenbrier WV
  • Oct 24 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
  • Oct 25 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjacked (she actually killed them)
  • Oct 26 Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
  • Oct 28 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
  • Oct 29 Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
  • Oct 29 NY Lotto pays $60 million+
  • Oct 29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • Oct 30 Leftist coalition wins Macedonian parliamentary election
  • Oct 30 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on Internet
  • Oct 30 US wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International
  • Oct 31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • Oct 31 "Creep" single released by TLC – their 1st US No.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)
  • Nov 1 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • Nov 2 Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
  • Nov 3 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • Nov 3 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
  • Nov 3 Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
  • Nov 3 Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
  • Nov 4 Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan
  • Nov 4 United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
  • Nov 4 San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • Nov 5 Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun
  • Nov 5 Tony Rominger bicycles world record for distance covered in one hour for second time (55.291 km)
  • Nov 5 Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
  • Nov 5 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 5 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • Nov 6 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • Nov 6 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • Nov 6 Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan
  • Nov 6 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Golf Cup
  • Nov 8 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
  • Nov 8 Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
  • Nov 8 Republican Party nominee Tom Ridge wins Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election with 45% of the vote
  • Nov 9 Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
  • Nov 9 Chemical element Darmstadtium discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, German

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Nov 11 Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
  • Nov 13 Sweden agrees to join European Union

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Nov 13 45th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by one point

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Nov 13 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 14 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel
  • Nov 14 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands
  • Nov 15 "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
  • Nov 15 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 15 German Bundestag officially elects Helmut Kohl as Chancellor by a single vote (341-340)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • Nov 15 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • Nov 17 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
  • Nov 17 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • Nov 17 Irish government of Reynolds resigns

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 18 "Star Trek: Generations" film directed by David Carson and starring Patrick Stewart premieres

  • Nov 19 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
  • Nov 19 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson for the third time
  • Nov 19 59th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • Nov 20 "Flying Karamzov Brothers..." opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • Nov 20 "Shadow Box" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Nov 20 Kosmos 2294/2295/2296 launches
  • Nov 20 Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war
  • Nov 21 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
  • Nov 25 Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company
  • Nov 27 82nd CFL Grey Cup: British Columbia Lions defeat Balt Stallions, 26-23
  • Nov 27 Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
  • Nov 27 Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay
  • Nov 28 Norway votes against joining European Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Nov 29 Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
  • Nov 30 Cruise ship Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die
  • Nov 30 Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal
  • Dec 1 3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident
  • Dec 1 Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico
  • Dec 1 PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail
  • Dec 1 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 2 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Dec 2 Cruise liner Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia

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Dec 2 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

  • Dec 2 Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
  • Dec 3 3rd SEC Championship Game: #6 Florida beats #3 Alabama, 24-23
  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances
  • Dec 4 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • Dec 4 Marta Figueras-Dottie and Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 6 Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
  • Dec 6 Orange County California files for bankruptcy
  • Dec 6 Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 7 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Dec 8 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Dec 8 Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
  • Dec 9 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
  • Dec 9 US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
  • Dec 10 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • Dec 10 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins
  • Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat
  • Dec 11 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
  • Dec 11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • Dec 13 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 13 "The Hits" 2nd compilation album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1995)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Dec 14 Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam, China
  • Dec 15 "A Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • Dec 15 John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier
  • Dec 15 Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
  • Dec 15 Palau becomes a member of the UN

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • Dec 17 KLM's last DC-10 goes out of service
  • Dec 18 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 18 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 performances
  • Dec 18 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
  • Dec 18 Norman, Couples & Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge
  • Dec 18 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
  • Dec 19 Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW
  • Dec 21 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
  • Dec 22 "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Dec 22 Italian government of Silvio Berlusconi resigns
  • Dec 23 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Dec 24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • Dec 25 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Dec 26 French commandos terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
  • Dec 28 Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Dec 28 "The Madness of King George" film based on the play by Alan Bennett, directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren premieres in the US
  • Dec 29 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
  • Dec 29 Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
  • Dec 29 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
  • Dec 29 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG