On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1994

Historical Events

  • 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • American minister and anti-abortionist Paul Jennings Hill murders Dr. John Britton and Britton's bodyguard, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel James Barrett, outside of an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida
  • Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • Henny Eman's Aruban Peoples Party wins parliamentary election in Aruba
  • India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • Jesse Timmedequas rapes and murders Megan Kanka, 7 (results in Megan's Law)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour marries 2nd wife writer Polly Samson

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

Famous Deaths

Person of interestDorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British biochemist who developed protein crystallography to study molecular structure, including that of vitamin B12 (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1964), dies of a stroke at 84 [1]

  • Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
  • James Herman Barrett Jr, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel killed by anti-abortion extremist Paul Hill at 74
  • John Bayard Britton, American doctor who performed abortions, and killed by anti-abortion extremist Paul Hill, in Pensacola, Florida
1994 Highlights

About July 29, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo