On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1994

Historical Events

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

Australian Men's 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

Australian Open Women's Tennis

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

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

World Record

Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)

Speed Skater Dan Jansen
Speed Skater
Dan Jansen

World 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.

Super 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
1994 Highlights

About January 30, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius