- Mar 12 The Church of England ordains its first ever 33 female priests
- Apr 6 Plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down by surface-to-air missiles, abruptly ending peace negotiations and sparking the Rwandan Genocide. Those responsible have never been identified.
- Apr 22 7,000 Tutsi slaughtered by Hutus in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
- May 10 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
- Jun 29 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
- Jul 5 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos
- Aug 31 The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Sinn Féin) declares a ceasefire in Northern Ireland
- Sep 24 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar
- Nov 9 Darmstadtium, Chemical element 110, discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, Germany
- More Historical Events
- May 12 "Pulp Fiction", directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or 1994)
- Sep 22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
- Nov 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
- Jun 27 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet
- Aug 23 Jeff Buckley releases his album "Grace", featuring his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"
- Nov 29 "My Life" second studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)
This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively.
On December 31, 1994