On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1994

Historical Events

  • "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater NYC
  • 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

Film & TV History

Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994

Comedian and TV Host Arsenio Hall
Comedian and TV Host
Arsenio Hall

World Record

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

Cricketer Brian Lara
Brian Lara
  • Former President Nixon suffered a stroke & dies 4 days later
  • Lebanon drops relations with Iran
  • STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]

Famous Birthdays

  • Mois├ęs Arias, American-Colombian actor (The Kings of Summer), born in NYC, New York

Famous Divorces

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
1994 Highlights

About April 18, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries