On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

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 Gu├░mundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 70
  • Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist, dies at 59
  • Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • Francois de Grossouvre, President Mitterrand advisor, suicide at 76
  • Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), dies at 85
  • Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41