On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1994

Historical Events

  • 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), dies at 81
  • Louis R J Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor of Zoelen, dies at 87
  • Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), dies of cancer at 81
  • Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
  • William Raynor, American screenwriter (Gomer Pyle; Get Smart; McDuff, The Talking Dog; Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 73
1994 Highlights

About January 5, 1994

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn