On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Illmatic," debut studio album by US rapper Nas is released
  • Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
  • Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rodney King awarded $3,800,000 compensation for his police beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • US Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
  • Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 57
  • Louis Simmonds, bookseller, dies at 87
  • Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43