On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1994

Historical Events

  • "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
  • 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field

Historic Event

Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F. W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994

  • Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers becomes first quarterback to win 3 straight NFL passing titles despite a 37-34 OT loss to the Philadelphia Eagles; first to lodge 3 consecutive passer ratings of 100+
  • Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown), dies at 92
  • Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
  • Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie), dies at 48
1994 Highlights

About January 3, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn