What Happened on May 8, 1994

Historical Events

  • 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
  • Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • Erling Kagge becomes the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge
  • Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama
  • Jim Cartwright's play "The Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon Theater, NYC after 9 performances
  • Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica

Event of Interest

President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people

1994 History

Famous Deaths

  • Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), dies at 65
  • Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter, dies at 36
  • Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48

About May 8, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 29 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Sign - Ace Of Base
  • UK #1 Song: Inside - Stiltskin