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)
1994 History

Famous Weddings

David Gilmour

British "Pink Floyd" guitarist David Gilmour (48) marries 2nd wife, British writer Polly Samson (32)

Famous Deaths

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994)

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

About July 29, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Swear - All-4-One
  • UK #1 Song: Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet