On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1994

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 26th NAACP Image Awards: "Sister Act" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
  • Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)

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, writer, dies at 73