What Happened on April 6, 1994

Historical Events

  • 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out

Film & TV History

Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into beauty queen Marla Maples' home

  • Liberal Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns
  • Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself

Rwandan Genocide

Plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down by surface-to-air missiles, abruptly ending peace negotiations and sparking the Rwandan Genocide. Those responsible have never been identified.

  • Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records

Famous Deaths

  • Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994), assassinated by missile strike on the plane he was travelling on over Kigali, Rwanda at 39
  • Dick Cary, American jazz musician, dies at 77

Juvénal HabyarimanaJuvénal Habyarimana (1937-1994)

Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94), assassinated by missile strike on his plane over Kigali, Rwanda at 57

  • Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist and architect (Amsterdam), dies of cardiac arrest at 54
1994 Highlights

About April 6, 1994

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly
  • UK #1 Song: Everything Changes - Take That