What Happened on April 18, 1994

Historical Events

Boston Marathon

98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya wins 2nd straight title in 2:07:15; Uta Pippig of Germany claims women's race in 2:21:45

Beauty & the Beast

Alen Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice's stage adaptation of Disney's animated musical "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater (later transferring the Lunt-Fontanne), NYC; runs for 5,461 performances

Film & TV History

Arsenio Hall announces he will end his late-night TV talk show in May 1994

Cricket Record

Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day for WI vs England to beat Garfield Sobers' world record

Event of Interest

Former US President Richard Nixon suffers a stroke and passes away 4 days later

  • Lebanon drops relations with Iran
  • STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]
1994 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aminé [Adam Daniel ], American singer-songwriter and rapper (Caroline), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Moisés Arias, American-Colombian actor (The Kings of Summer), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1994

Famous Divorces

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Rexford, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National Series championship 1950, youngest Cup champion [23]), dies at 67
  • Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32

About April 18, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly
  • UK #1 Song: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince