What Happened on October 1, 1994

Historical Events

Cricket History

Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores 114 during 1 wicket, 1st Test defeat v Pakistan in Karachi; his 19th Test century

  • NHL owners begin lockout of players lasting 103 days; season shortened to 48 games instead of 84; players seek collective bargaining and owners a salary cap
  • Oriental Pearl Tower, the modern symbol of Shanghai, is completed standing 468 m (1,536 feet) high (China's tallest structure until 2007)

Event of Interest

South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

  • Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
1994 History

Famous Weddings

Whoopi Goldberg

Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

Famous Deaths

  • Brad O'Hare, American actor, dies of complications of HIV/AIDS at 43
  • Bud Houser, American field athlete (Olympic gold discus & shot put 1924, discus 1928), dies at 93
  • Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia (1966-70), dies at 86
  • Karoli Ruth Needles, painter, dies at 54
  • Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), dies from a stroke at 81
  • Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • Scott Dunbar, American blues vocalist and guitarist, dies at 90

About October 1, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Saturday Night - Whigfield