On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1994

Historical Events

  • 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
  • 36th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins his first NASCAR race; Neil Bonnett and Rodney Orr killed in separate practice incidents
  • Johann Olav Koss skates world record 10 km (13:30.55)

Historic Event

Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

Famous Birthdays

  • Brigid Kosgei, Kenyan athlete (marathon world record 2019; Chicago Marathon 2018-9, London Marathon 2019), born in Kenya

Famous Deaths

  • Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
  • Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
1994 Highlights

About February 20, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces