On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1994

Historical Events

  • -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
  • Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
  • Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed
  • The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there

Famous Deaths

  • Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1937; first Latin American major winner), dies at 78
  • Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35
  • Hein Fentener van Vlissingen, eccentric millionaire, dies at 73
1994 Highlights

About August 21, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo