On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1994

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

USARodney King Riots

Rodney King awarded $3,800,000 compensation by the Los Angeles County for his police beating

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • 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
1994 Highlights

About April 19, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries