What Happened on August 16, 1994

Historical Events

  • Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
  • Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA

Famous Deaths

  • Earnest Pawel, Polish/American author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
  • Frits de Knight, photographer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • Henry Geldzahler, US critic, dies
  • John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), dies of cancer at 73

About August 16, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stay (I Missed You) (From "Reality Bites") - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
  • UK #1 Song: Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet