June 1994 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts
  • Jun 1 Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery
  • Jun 2 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
  • Jun 2 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
  • Jun 2 Sharon Stone files $12m lawsuit against her jeweler
  • Jun 3 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java (150+ killed)
  • Jun 3 WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air
  • Jun 4 Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)
  • Jun 5 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez Colombia (about 1000 killed)
  • Jun 6 Brian Lara scores 501 not out for Warwickshire vs Durham
  • Jun 6 CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade
  • Jun 6 Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
  • Jun 6 Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham
  • Jun 8 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
  • Jun 8 Mass murderer Joel Rifkin sentenced to 27 years
  • Jun 9 "Hudsucker Proxy" premieres in Germany
  • Jun 9 5.6 earthquake strikes southern Mexico
  • Jun 9 Angolan plane bombs school in Waku Kungo (89 killed)
  • Jun 10 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
  • Jun 10 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jun 11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
  • Jun 11 Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden
  • Jun 11 Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
  • Jun 11 Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, & 8' high in Jacksonville, Fl Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 12 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • Jun 12 Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
  • Jun 13 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
  • Jun 13 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
  • Jun 18 Gay Games open in NYC
  • Jun 19 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
  • Jun 19 Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games
  • Jun 20 Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
  • Jun 20 US Fairchild Hospital Air Force Base massacre, former gunman kills 5 and injures 22
  • Jun 22 Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)
  • Jun 22 Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
  • Jun 23 South Africa reclaims its seat in United Nations
  • Jun 23 Opération Turquoise: 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians under the mandate of the United Nations
  • Jun 24 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
  • Jun 25 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
  • Jun 25 Gay Games close in NYC
  • Jun 25 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
  • Jun 26 104°F (40°C) at Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 26 107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 26 112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 26 122°F (50°C) at Laughlin, Nevada
  • Jun 26 126°F (52.2°C) in Death Valley, Calif
  • Jun 26 Air Ivory Fokker-27 crashes at Abidjan (16 killed/1 lives)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Jun 27 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record
  • Jun 27 NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
  • Jun 29 Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
  • Jun 29 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
  • Jun 30 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • Jun 30 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 8 Nicholas Joseph Mills, son of Chris Evert & Andy Mills
  • Jun 10 Nicholas Santo Pietro, son of Vanna White
  • Jun 28 Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah II, Prince of Jordan

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
  • Jun 1 Willem C L "Wim" van der Grinten, lawyer/KVP-politician, dies at 80
  • Jun 2 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jun 3 Parmeso Emekrasha, buddhist Monk, dies
  • Jun 3 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89
  • Jun 4 Earle Warren, alto Sax Player, dies at 79
  • Jun 4 Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn A Bogue], cornetist (Kay Kyser), dies at 86
  • Jun 5 Thomas Millar, historian, dies at 67
  • Jun 6 John Slot, mayor of Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede, dies
  • Jun 7 Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
  • Jun 7 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
  • Jun 7 Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
  • Jun 9 Angela Lakeberg, American siamese twin, dies at 11 months
  • Jun 9 Dhirendra Bhramachari, [Flying Swami], hindu leader, dies at 70
  • Jun 9 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Lloyd Lindroth, the Liberace of the Harp, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Back seat of a '38 Dodge), dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • Jun 11 Jack Hannah, animator, dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Kitty Rosalind Muggeridge, author, dies at 90
  • Jun 12 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher leader (1950-94), dies at 92
  • Jun 12 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • Jun 12 Otto Roesch, paleontologist, dies at 93
  • Jun 12 Ron Goldman, waiter, murdered with wife of O.J. Simpson at 27
  • Jun 13 Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 James Pollack, US room designer, dies at 55
  • Jun 14 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Marianne Kunvari, writer, dies at 81
  • Jun 14 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach, dies at 38
  • Jun 14 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • Jun 15 David Lawson, executed in NC (wanted execution shown on Donahue)
  • Jun 16 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 18 Jack Harkness, rose grower, dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot, dies at 92
  • Jun 19 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Ronald Batty, bookseller, dies at 82
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Auerbach, British German-born geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • Jun 20 Emmanuel Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Louis Benjamin, British showman, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Mark Robert Isfeld, combat Engineer, dies at 31
  • Jun 23 Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
  • Jun 23 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker, dies at 50
  • Jun 24 Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder of the LSE, dies at 83
  • Jun 25 Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
  • Jun 25 Robert Millar, journalist, dies at 72
  • Jun 26 A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Ian Board, British barkeeper (Colony Room), dies at 64
  • Jun 26 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
  • Jun 27 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • Jun 28 William A Henry III, critic (Time Mag), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Jun 30 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot, dies at 51