October 1994 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Boon completes his 19th Test century (114 v Pak, Karachi)

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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 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
  • Oct 3 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
  • 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 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 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 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

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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 Nobel prize for literature awarded to 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 Pres Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 15 President Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
  • 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

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Oct 22 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 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 31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Brad O'Hare, dies of complications due to AIDS at 43
  • Oct 1 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia (1966-70), dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Karoli Ruth Needles, painter, dies at 54
  • Oct 1 Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • Oct 2 Faith Davis, oldest triplets (Charity & Hope survive), dies at 95
  • Oct 2 Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64
  • Oct 7 James Hill, director, dies at 75
  • Oct 7 Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Brian Hartley, mathematician, dies at 55
  • Oct 8 John the King, CDA-minister of Social Businesses, dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Manual Pina, fashion Designer, dies at 50
  • Oct 10 Anna Hauptmann, wife of Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno, dies at 95
  • Oct 10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist, dies at 74
  • Oct 11 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Nereus on Zeepaard), dies at 66
  • Oct 12 Gérald Godin, Québécois poet and politician (b. 1938)
  • Oct 15 Karl Edward Wagner, writer, dies at 48
  • Oct 15 Sarah Kofman, philosopher, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Bernard Caulfield, judge, dies at 80
  • Oct 17 Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • Oct 17 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50
  • Oct 17 Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
  • Oct 18 Richard A Garland, artist photographer, dies at 60
  • Oct 18 WIlliam Faure, producer, dies at 45
  • Oct 19 Munavarsjo Nazrijev, vice-president of Tadzjikistan, dies
  • Oct 19 Oldrich Cernik, Czechoslovakia premier (1968-70), dies at 72
  • Oct 19 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist, dies at 79
  • Oct 20 Ivan Svitak, philosopher, dies at 69
  • Oct 21 Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist, dies at 85
  • Oct 21 Jerome Bert Weisner, military Scientist/Disarmer, dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Chester WIlliams, painter, dies at 73
  • Oct 22 Fabio Grobart, founder (Cuban Communist Party), dies
  • Oct 22 Harold Horace Hopkins, inventor (Endoscope), dies at 75
  • Oct 22 Rollo May, founder (Humanistic Psychology Movement), dies at 85
  • Oct 22 Sandy Horn, lesbian Activist, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies
  • Oct 24 Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankain presidential candidate, murdered
  • Oct 25 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist, dies at 81
  • Oct 28 Sjlomo Goren, Polish/Israeli supreme rabbi, dies
  • Oct 29 Andrew Miller-Jones TV pioneer, dies at 84
  • Oct 30 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • Oct 31 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian, dies at 80
  • Oct 31 William John Readings, literary theorist, dies at 34