On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1994

Historical Events

  • "Star Trek: The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication
  • 270 pilgrims die in the bustle round Mina, Saudi-Arabia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

47th Cannes Film Festival: "Pulp Fiction" directed by Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
Actor Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
Actress Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
  • Roman Herzog elected President of Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
  • Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, dies from liver cancer at 65
  • Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 42
1994 Highlights

About May 23, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini