1994 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 603

  • Mar 7 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
  • Mar 7 US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship

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Mar 7 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Mar 8 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
  • Mar 8 US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
  • Mar 8 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47
  • Mar 9 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
  • Mar 10 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
  • Mar 11 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
  • Mar 12 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
  • Mar 13 33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party
  • Mar 13 Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)
  • Mar 13 President Mangope of Bophuthatswana deposed
  • Mar 14 Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
  • Mar 14 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
  • Mar 14 Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • Mar 15 Experts from AL certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit
  • Mar 16 Moravcik forms Slovakia government
  • Mar 16 Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Mar 17 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • Mar 18 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
  • Mar 18 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
  • Mar 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
  • Mar 19 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • Mar 19 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
  • Mar 19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • Mar 20 El Salvador's 1st pres election following 12-year-old civil war
  • Mar 20 Mashonaland U-24 beat Matabeleland on 1st inn to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 20 Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden NY, Bret Hart pins Yokozuna
  • Mar 20 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa
  • Mar 21 Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of National History
  • Mar 22 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
  • Mar 22 South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • Mar 22 Soyuz TM-21 lands
  • Mar 23 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days

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Mar 23 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Mar 23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • Mar 23 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • Mar 24 F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
  • Mar 25 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
  • Mar 25 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
  • Mar 26 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
  • Mar 26 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • Mar 27 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • Mar 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
  • Mar 27 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • Mar 27 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • Mar 28 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
  • Mar 28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
  • Mar 28 BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom
  • Mar 29 Serbs & Croats sign a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
  • Mar 31 James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking ex-girl Tina Sinatra
  • Mar 31 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
  • Mar 31 The Journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull
  • Apr 1 Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza dedicated
  • Apr 2 1st exhibition game played at Jacobs Field, Pirates beat Indians, 6-4
  • Apr 4 1st game played at Jacobs Field, Indians beat Mariners 4-3 in 11 inn
  • Apr 4 KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol, 3 killed
  • Apr 4 Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706
  • Apr 4 Netscape Communications founded as Mosaic Communications
  • Apr 4 Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery
  • Apr 4 Day vs Mets starter Dwight Gooden
  • Apr 6 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out
  • Apr 6 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples' home
  • Apr 6 Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns
  • Apr 6 Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself
  • Apr 6 Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records
  • Apr 6 The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president JuvĂ©nal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • Apr 7 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
  • Apr 7 Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazis killing Jews) for 1st time
  • Apr 8 Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
  • Apr 8 Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
  • Apr 9 BPAA US Open by Justin Hromek
  • Apr 9 STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Apr 12 Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
  • Apr 13 Presidential guard at Kigali, Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
  • Apr 13 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
  • Apr 13 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India

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Apr 14 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer

  • Apr 14 US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die
  • Apr 14 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript
  • Apr 15 Indians loses 1st game at Jacobs Field, KC wins 2-1
  • Apr 15 WMMS-FM's Jeff & Flash, & entire station staff, are fired
  • Apr 16 Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed
  • Apr 17 Aruba government of Oduber falls
  • Apr 18 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994
  • Apr 18 Brian Lara scores 375 for WI vs England to beat Sobers' record
  • Apr 18 Former President Nixon suffered a stroke & dies 4 days later
  • Apr 18 Lebanon drops relations with Iran
  • Apr 18 STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]
  • Apr 19 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

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Apr 19 Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation for his police beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 19 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
  • Apr 20 Danny Harold Rolling sentenced to death in Florida for killing 5
  • Apr 20 Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed
  • Apr 20 Sohail & Inzamam make world record ODI partnership of 263
  • Apr 20 Space shuttle STS-59 (Endeavour 6), lands

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 200 of 625

  • Mar 12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • Mar 13 Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player
  • Mar 13 Sandra Paretti, romantic novelist, dies at 59
  • Mar 14 Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered
  • Mar 14 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • Mar 19 Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87
  • Mar 21 Lili Damita, wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 89
  • Mar 22 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • Mar 22 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • Mar 22 Walter Lantz, US cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 93
  • Mar 23 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Giulietta Masina, Italy, wife of Federico Fellini/(La Strada), dies at 74
  • Mar 23 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential candidate, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 24 Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist, dies at 81
  • Mar 24 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • Mar 25 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • Mar 26 Constantine Koukouchkine, Russ diplomat. murdered in Algeria at 41
  • Mar 27 Dennis Hartas, flier, dies at 69
  • Mar 28 John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 Paul Grimault, animator, dies at 89
  • Mar 29 William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Leon J Ramirez Reine, [Degrelle], Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87
  • Apr 1 Leon Degrelle, Belgium general, dies
  • Apr 1 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • Apr 1 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86
  • Apr 1 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
  • Apr 3 Frank G Wells, US company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67
  • Apr 4 Olga Lowina, Dutch yodeler (Edelweisskapel), dies at 69
  • Apr 5 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker, dies at 92
  • Apr 5 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop, dies at 65
  • Apr 5 Marlon Riggs, US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
  • Apr 6 Agatha Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda/1st female PM in Africa, assassinated
  • Apr 6 Cyprian Niayamira, president of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated
  • Apr 6 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society), dies at 75
  • Apr 6 Theo Bosch, humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54
  • Apr 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician (b. 1956)
  • Apr 7 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, PM of Rwanda, assassinated
  • Apr 7 Angelus Gottfried "Golo" Mann, German/US historian, dies at 85
  • Apr 7 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist, dies at 59
  • Apr 7 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • Apr 7 Francois de Grossouvre, Pres Mitterrand advisor, suicide at 76
  • Apr 8 Walter Arnold, Germ theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • Apr 9 Cornelis N "Cor" van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (1971-94), dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
  • Apr 10 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 11 Johan Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia), dies at 64
  • Apr 12 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
  • Apr 12 Jean Carmet, dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist, dies at 92
  • Apr 13 P J Engels, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 70
  • Apr 13 Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
  • Apr 14 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • Apr 14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • Apr 15 Walter Clegg, British politician (C), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonley Londoners), dies at 70
  • Apr 18 Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 19 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Louis Simmonds, bookseller, dies at 87
  • Apr 21 Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at 93
  • Apr 22 D Nauta, theologist/church historian/lawyer, dies at 96
  • Apr 22 Denis Pitts, journalist, dies at 64

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Apr 22 Richard Nixon, 37th President (1969-75), dies of a stroke at 81

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 22 Schmidt Hans Burkhardt, artist, dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30
  • Apr 23 Cecile Dreesmann, son of Anton Dreesmann, dies at 74
  • Apr 25 George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
  • Apr 25 Talaat Yassin Hamman, militant Muslim leader, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 26 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate (b. 1927)
  • Apr 27 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist, dies at 69
  • Apr 27 John Preston, US writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Oscar Sheldon A Williams, artist/critic, dies at 74
  • Apr 30 David Langton, dies of a heart at 81
  • Apr 30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
  • Apr 30 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner, dies at 46
  • Apr 30 Richard McClure Scarry, US kid book illustrator/writer, dies at 74
  • May 2 Louis Calaferte, writer (Requiem of the Innocents), dies at 65
  • May 2 Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero, dies at 75
  • May 3 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, mayor of Maarn, dies at 78
  • May 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch MP (CDA), dies at 63
  • May 3 Richard Scarry, author/illustrator of children's books, dies at 74
  • May 4 Karl Francis Hettinger, onion Field survivor, dies at 59
  • May 5 Hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
  • May 5 Joe Layton, director (Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip), dies at 63
  • May 6 Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • May 6 Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81
  • May 7 Clement Greenberg, US art critic (Art & Culture), dies at 85
  • May 7 Margaret Skeete, oldest American, dies at 115
  • May 8 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • May 9 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter (b. 1924)

BattleExecution

May 10 John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • May 10 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • May 10 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81