On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1994

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Murder of InterestRwandan 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.

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Skulls of genocide victims at the Nyamata Memorial Site in Rwanda
Skulls of genocide victims at the Nyamata Memorial Site in Rwanda
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  • 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

MurderJuvénal Habyarimana

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

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • 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? 27 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries