On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1994

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actress Robin Wright
Robin Wright
  • CFL American expansion Shreveport Pirates lose game, 40-10 at the Ottawa Rough Riders; fold 1995
  • Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)

Famous Birthdays

  • Rebecca Rosso and Camilla Rosso, British actresses

Famous Deaths

  • Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
1994 Highlights

About July 6, 1994

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer