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
  • American soul singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion

Rwandan Genocide

Beginning of the Rwandan Genocide; the Presidential Guard begins killing moderate politicians and public figures in Kigali, including Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana

  • NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • Vatican commemorates The Holocaust for the first time with an orchestral concert in the Sala Nervi

Famous Divorces

Shannen Doherty

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 Gu├░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
  • Ken Carson, American western singer (Garry Moore Show), dies at 79
  • Lee Brilleaux, British R&B singer, harmonica player, and guitarist (Dr. Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
1994 Highlights

About April 7, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 23 days
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