What Happened on January 15, 1994

Historical Events

  • 15th ACE Cable Awards: Michael Fuchs wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming
  • Dallas Mavericks drop a 104-87 decision to the San Antonio Spurs at Reunion Arena to set an unwanted NBA record with their 17th consecutive home defeat; break mark of 16 set by Orlando in 1990
  • Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)

Sports History

Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

  • Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist
1994 History

Famous Deaths

  • Gy├Ârgy Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72

Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson (1941-1994)

American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), dies of a heart attack at 52

  • Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers; Agent for H.A.R.M.), dies at 89
  • Philippe Brun, French jazz trumpeter, dies at 85

About January 15, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hero - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Twist & Shout - Chaka Demus & Pliers Ft. Jack Radics & Taxi Gang