On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1994

Historical Events

  • 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

Historic Event

South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao

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 due to 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
1994 Highlights

About October 1, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra