On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1994

Historical Events

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

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
  • 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? 26 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries