On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1994

Historical Events


Music concertMusic Concert

Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev

Famous Deaths

  • Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
  • Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50
  • Ralph Hill, American athlete (Olympic silver 5,000m 1932; same time as winner Lauri Lehtinen), dies at 85
  • Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
1994 Highlights

About October 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra