On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1994

Latest Wonder of the World

Historical Events

  • Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
  • Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on The Tonight Show

Boxing Title Fight

Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Election of Interest

Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election

  • US House of Representatives passes the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 59
  • Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania (1948-94), dies at 81
1994 Highlights

About May 6, 1994

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus