On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1994

Historical Events

  • 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
  • US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), dies at 87
  • Garnett Silk [Garnet Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter (Hey Mama Africa; Greenline), dies in a house fire while trying to save his mother at 28
  • Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, dies of leukemia at 48
  • Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
1994 Highlights

About December 9, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Stay Another Day - East 17