Events in Film & Television in 1994

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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 4 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Jan 17 Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

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 30 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 4 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 5 "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 7 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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Feb 8 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

  • Feb 11 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • Feb 12 Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose
  • Mar 7 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top
  • Mar 8 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)
  • Mar 15 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
  • Mar 20 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: Indecent Proposal wins
  • Mar 20 Brett Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Actress Holly Hunter
Actress
Holly Hunter
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks

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Mar 21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Mar 30 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
  • May 1 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
  • May 6 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show

Music concertMusic Concert

May 10 Barbra Streisand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 12 "Pulp Fiction", directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or 1994)

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
Actor Samuel L. Jackson
Actor
Samuel L. Jackson
Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • May 19 Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run
  • May 20 Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
  • May 20 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00
  • May 23 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication
  • May 23 47th Cannes Film Festival: "Pulp Fiction" directed by Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 27 Flintstones live action movie opens
  • May 28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV

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Jun 2 Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

  • Jun 20 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network
  • Jul 6 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)
  • Aug 4 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
  • Aug 16 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
  • Sep 1 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion

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Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

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Sep 6 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

  • Sep 11 46th Emmy Awards: Fraiser, Picket Fences & Kelsey Grammer win
  • Sep 17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Film release premierFilm Release

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

  • Sep 28 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

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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 29 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson

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

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
  • Oct 16 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke

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 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain

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 18 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 25 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances