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

World Record

Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)

Cricket 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

  • 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

1994 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Amelia Dimoldenberg, English comedian and journalist (Chicken Shop Date), born in London, England
Born in 1994

Famous Deaths

  • Bahjat Talhouni, Prime Minister of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
  • Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, American blues singer ("Sittin' Here Cryin'"), dies at 64
  • Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, American jazz vocalist and trumpeter (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • Finn Arnestad, Norwegian contemporary classical composer (Ritagliata), dies at 78
  • Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53

About January 30, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

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