On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1994

Historical Events

  • "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2

Murder of InterestRwandan Genocide

Beginning of the Rwandan Genocide; the Presidential Guard begins killing moderate politicians and public figures in Kigali, including Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana
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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
  • NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
  • Vatican commemorates The Holocaust for the first time with an orchestral concert in the Sala Nervi

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton


Famous Deaths

  • Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, assassinated by the presidential guard in the opening stages of the Rwandan Genocide at 40
  • Albert GuĂ°mundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 70
  • Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • Francois de Grossouvre, French politician and adviser to President Mitterrand, commits suicide at 76
  • Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), dies at 85
  • Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer and guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
1994 Highlights

About April 7, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries