1994 in History (Part 6)

Events in History

Events 501 - 600 of 604

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Nov 1 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • Nov 2 Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
  • Nov 3 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • Nov 3 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
  • Nov 3 Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
  • Nov 3 Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
  • Nov 4 Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan
  • Nov 4 San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • Nov 5 Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun
  • Nov 5 Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
  • Nov 6 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • Nov 6 Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan
  • Nov 8 Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
  • Nov 9 Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
  • Nov 9 Chemical element Darmstadtium discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, German

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Nov 11 Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
  • Nov 13 Sweden agrees to join European Union
  • Nov 14 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel
  • Nov 14 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands
  • Nov 15 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
  • Nov 15 Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
  • Nov 15 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • Nov 17 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • Nov 17 Irish government of Reynolds resigns
  • Nov 19 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson for the third time
  • Nov 20 Kosmos 2294/2295/2296 launches
  • Nov 20 The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).
  • Nov 25 Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.
  • Nov 27 Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
  • Nov 27 Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay
  • Nov 28 Norway votes against joining European Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Nov 29 Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding
  • Nov 30 Cruise ship Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die
  • Nov 30 Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal
  • Dec 1 Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico
  • Dec 1 PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail
  • Dec 2 Cruise liner Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
  • Dec 2 Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
  • Dec 6 Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
  • Dec 6 Orange County California files for bankruptcy
  • Dec 6 Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Dec 8 Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
  • Dec 9 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
  • Dec 9 US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
  • Dec 10 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins
  • Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat
  • Dec 11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • Dec 13 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
  • Dec 14 Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam, China
  • Dec 15 John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier
  • Dec 15 Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
  • Dec 15 Palau becomes a member of the UN.
  • Dec 17 KLM's last DC-10 goes out of service
  • Dec 18 General Hospital stars Kristina Malandro & Jack Wagner wed
  • Dec 18 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
  • Dec 19 Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
  • Dec 21 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
  • Dec 22 Italian government of Silvio Berlusconi resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Dec 24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • Dec 26 French commandos terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
  • Dec 28 The Madness of King George premieres in the US
  • Dec 29 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
  • Dec 29 Bangladesh government of Zia resigns

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 501 - 600 of 623

  • 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
  • Nov 1 Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97
  • Nov 1 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), dies at 73
  • Nov 2 David Feinberg, AIDS activist/author, dies at 37
  • Nov 3 Richard Krautheimer, US art historian, dies at 97
  • Nov 3 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, dies at 97
  • Nov 4 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist, dies at 87
  • Nov 4 Sam Francis, US painter (Basel Mural), dies at about 71
  • Nov 4 Samuel Lewis Francis, painter, dies at 71
  • Nov 5 McHenry Boatwright, signer, dies at 66
  • Nov 8 Marianne Straub, weaver, dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Louis Nizer, lawyer, dies at 92
  • Nov 11 Frances Tustin, child Psychologist, dies at 81
  • Nov 11 Pedro Zamora, aIDS Activist, dies at 22
  • Nov 11 John A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1908)
  • Nov 12 Katherine Elliots, doctor, dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 13 Frank Singleton, librarian, dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Joseph H. Hazen, US Lawyer/producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96
  • Nov 13 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town Planner, dies at 79
  • Nov 13 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 14 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, director of queen (North Holland), dies at 83
  • Nov 14 John F Hampe, pathologist (Fabric & Stoflongen), dies at 83
  • Nov 14 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60
  • Nov 15 James Winston Watts, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90
  • Nov 15 Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50
  • Nov 15 Volodymyr Ivashko, President of Ukraine (1990-91), dies
  • Nov 15 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
  • Nov 17 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
  • Nov 18 Chris Joyce, photographer, dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Julian Gustave Symons, writer, dies at 82
  • Nov 19 Julian Symons, Br detective writer (Death's Darkest Face), dies at 82
  • Nov 19 Li Yuan Artist-chia, dies at 65
  • Nov 20 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter, dies at 68
  • Nov 20 Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani, Iranian poet and journalist, dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • Nov 22 John Michael Grimes, set Designer, dies at 70
  • Nov 23 William Donald Campbell, diarist/Ornithologist, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • Nov 25 Arthur Ballard, artist, dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Gerard John Toorenaar, Amsterdam police commissar, dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Arturo Rivera Damas, archbishop of El Salvador (1980-94), dies at 71
  • Nov 26 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), dies at 69
  • Nov 27 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist, dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 28 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), killed in prison at 34

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Nov 28 Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party), dies at 56
  • Nov 28 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
  • Nov 29 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, founded hanged at 63
  • Nov 29 Muhammad Ali Araki, ayatollah of Iran, dies
  • Nov 30 Guy Debord, situationist, dies at 63
  • Dec 2 Donald John Urquhart, librarian, dies at 85
  • Dec 2 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer, dies at 86
  • Dec 3 Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • Dec 3 Elizabeth Meyer, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • Dec 3 Giorgi Chanturia, President of Georgia, assassinated
  • Dec 3 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • Dec 4 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73
  • Dec 4 Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
  • Dec 4 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • Dec 4 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator, dies at 63
  • Dec 5 Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author, dies at 78
  • Dec 6 AJ Bronkhorst, vicar/theologist (Reform The Netherlands), dies at 80
  • Dec 8 Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer, dies at 89
  • Dec 9 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Ringo, dies of Leukemia at 48
  • Dec 9 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
  • Dec 10 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
  • Dec 11 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102
  • Dec 11 Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1979), dies
  • Dec 11 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • Dec 12 Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
  • Dec 12 Donna J. Stone, American poet, dies of heart failure at 61
  • Dec 12 Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83
  • Dec 12 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
  • Dec 12 Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46
  • Dec 13 Antoine Pinay, PM of France (1952-53), dies
  • Dec 13 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US librarian/Yale-curator, dies at 83
  • Dec 14 Petrus HJ van Doorne, bus manufacturer/owner (BOVA), dies at 58
  • Dec 14 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)
  • Dec 15 Henry Phelps Brown, British historian and economist, dies at 88
  • Dec 16 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), dies at 81
  • Dec 18 Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Roger ApĂ©ry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)