Historical Events in 1994 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 993 of 993

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!)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor Johnny Depp
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 OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson
  • Oct 4 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
  • Oct 4 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from 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 Kenzaburo Oe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Pres 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
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 carjack (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
  • 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 9 Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
  • Nov 9 The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing 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
  • Nov 15 Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
  • 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
  • Nov 18 "Star Trek VII - Generations" 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 The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).
  • 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
  • Nov 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
  • Nov 30 Cruiser 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating

  • 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 Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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/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
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
  • 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
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 perf
  • Dec 18 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
  • Dec 18 General Hospital stars Kristina Malandro & Jack Wagner wed
  • 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
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 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
  • Dec 31 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
  • Dec 31 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
  • Dec 31 This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively.