On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins 1st of 2 Australian titles; fellow American Todd Martin 7-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-0, 6-2

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Kapil Dev takes 2/41 as India beats Sri Lanka by an innings and 95 runs in 2nd Cricket Test in Bengaluru; equals Sir Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wickets

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Sport awardSuper Bowl

Super Bowl XXVIII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13; MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith

Famous Deaths

  • Bahjat Talhouni, Prime Minister of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
  • Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, American jazz vocalist and trumpeter (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53