On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1994

Historical Events

  • 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens win
  • 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez, Colombia (about 1000 killed)
  • CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade
  • Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
  • Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham

Baseball Record

West Indian cricket batsman Brian Lara hits world 1st-class record 501 not out and 390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham at Edgbaston; only quintuple-hundred in first-class history


Famous Deaths

  • Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), dies at 81
  • Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede), dies at 80
  • Johnny Downs, American actor (The Mad Monster, Coronado, Manhattan Showcase), dies from cancer at 80
  • Johnny Downs, American stage and screen actor, dancer, singer, and TV host, (Our Gang; Swing, Sister, Swing!), dies of cancer at 80
  • Mark McManus, actor (Ned Kelly), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • Willie Humphrey, American jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
1994 Highlights

About June 6, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini