On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1994

Historical Events

  • 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • 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 musician David Gilmour marries 2nd wife writer Polly Samson

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

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British biochemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78

Person of interestDorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist who developed protein crystallography, 3rd woman to win a Nobel Prize (1964), dies of a stroke at 84

  • Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
  • John Bayard Britton, abortion doctor, killed by Paul Hill
1994 Highlights

About July 29, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo