On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1994

Historical Events

  • 1st day of voting in first ever multi-racial elections in South Africa, Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
  • 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temperature record)
  • Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
  • Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed

Television Premiere

TV series "Due South" about Canadian Mounties starring Paul Gross premieres in Canada


Famous Weddings

  • "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)

Famous Divorces

Patrick Dempsey

Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Manuel Enríquez, Mexican composer, dies at 67
  • Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, dies at 70
1994 Highlights

About April 26, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus