August 1994 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 99.9°F (37.7°C) in Berlin-Dahlem: record
  • Aug 1 Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed
  • Aug 2 Congressional hearings begin on White Water
  • Aug 2 Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed

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Aug 2 NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Aug 2 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)
  • Aug 3 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
  • Aug 3 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
  • Aug 4 Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered
  • Aug 4 Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race
  • Aug 4 Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
  • Aug 5 Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed
  • Aug 6 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • Aug 7 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
  • Aug 9 Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
  • Aug 9 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
  • Aug 10 Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
  • Aug 11 Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau
  • Aug 12 Panic in church of Brazzaville: 142 killed
  • Aug 12 Stephen G Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Aug 13 Train crash in Tbilisi, Georgia, 24 killed
  • Aug 14 Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
  • Aug 14 Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings
  • Aug 14 Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum, Sudan

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Aug 15 South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Aug 15 Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan
  • Aug 16 Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
  • Aug 17 King Letsie II of Lesotho dismisses premier Ntsu Mokhehle
  • Aug 17 NY Central park reservoir officially named after Jackie Kennedy Onasis
  • Aug 18 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
  • Aug 18 15th Commonwealth Games open in Victoria, Canada
  • Aug 20 109.8°F (43.2°C) in Cordoba Spain
  • Aug 20 Archbishop Quarracino wants all homosexuals to leave Argentina
  • Aug 20 Ferry boat sinks at Chandpur Bangladesh, 300-350 killed
  • Aug 21 -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
  • Aug 21 Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
  • Aug 21 Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed
  • Aug 21 The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there
  • Aug 22 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism
  • Aug 28 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • Aug 28 15th Commonwealth Games close in Victoria, Canada
  • Aug 30 Gund Arena in Cleve opens
  • Aug 31 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
  • Aug 31 Sinn Fein proclaims ceasefire in Northern Ireland
  • Aug 31 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov
  • Aug 31 The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 7 Jack Antonio, son of Virginia Madisen & Antonio Sabatto Jr
  • Aug 20 White buffalo, Janesville Wisconsin

Weddings in History

  • Aug 27 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 George Dixon, trumpet/sax, dies at 85
  • Aug 1 Gerard van de Groenekan, furniture maker/designer, dies at 90
  • Aug 2 Bhagwatpersad Ausan, commandant Suriname military police, dies at 38
  • Aug 3 Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter, dies at 77
  • Aug 3 Christy Henrich, US turnster, dies of anorexia nervosa at 22
  • Aug 3 John Hidalgo Moya, architect, Designer of Skylon, dies at 74
  • Aug 3 John van Raay, [John Oradi], radio-imitator (Paul Flanders)
  • Aug 4 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian/journalist, dies at 69
  • Aug 4 Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC, dies at 65
  • Aug 4 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile, dies at 85
  • Aug 5 Audrey Langford, sInging teacher, dies at 82
  • Aug 5 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot, dies at 84
  • Aug 8 Henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62
  • Aug 8 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer and playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • Aug 8 Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, dies at 64
  • Aug 9 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author, dies at 93
  • Aug 9 Clarence Ford, sax player, dies at 64
  • Aug 9 Toby Rowland, theatrical manager, dies at 77
  • Aug 10 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao, murdered at 58
  • Aug 11 Gordon Cullen, architect, dies at 80
  • Aug 12 Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
  • Aug 13 Manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
  • Aug 14 Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78
  • Aug 14 Elias Canetti, Bulgaria/British author (Nobel 1981), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Joan Harrison, English producer/Alfred Hitchcock's sect, dies at 83
  • Aug 14 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder, dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Tom Greenshields, sculptor, dies at 79
  • Aug 14 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, dies at 77
  • Aug 15 Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80
  • Aug 16 Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Frits de Knight, photographer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • Aug 16 Henry Geldzahler, US critic, dies
  • Aug 17 Elias Canetti, buried next to James Joyce
  • Aug 18 John Beavan, newspaper Editor, dies at 84
  • Aug 18 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent, dies at 56
  • Aug 18 Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, chromatographer, dies at 79
  • Aug 19 John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59

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Aug 19 Linus Pauling, Nobel prize scientist (Vitamin C advocate), dies at 93

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Aug 19 Nancy Keene Lancaster, US/British architect (Binnen House), dies at 96
  • Aug 19 Robert Rozhdestvensky, Soviet poet, dies at 64
  • Aug 19 Walter Bartley, biochemist, dies at 78
  • Aug 19 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, dies at 70
  • Aug 20 Kalman Kahana, Polish co-founder of state Israel, dies at 81
  • Aug 21 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35
  • Aug 21 Hein Fentener van Vlissingen, eccentric millionaire, dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42
  • Aug 23 Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82
  • Aug 23 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
  • Aug 23 Rabah Stambouli, Algerian sociologist/politician, murdered at 65
  • Aug 23 Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer, dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23
  • Aug 24 Wijnanda MC "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Van de Reve Sr, dies at 82
  • Aug 25 Ramdas Nayak, Indies hindu leader/politician, murdered at about 52
  • Aug 28 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), dies of cancer at 74
  • Aug 28 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian pater, murdered
  • Aug 29 Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist, dies at 90
  • Aug 29 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead
  • Aug 29 Michael Peters, dies of complications due to AIDS at 46
  • Aug 29 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, longest serving newspaper editor, dies at 93
  • Aug 30 Michael Gribble, film animator (Mike & Spike Festival), dies at 42
  • Aug 31 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69