What Happened on October 17, 1994

Historical Events

Music Concert

Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Sports History

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

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Grigor, Scottish filmmaker and art entrepreneur, dies at 50
  • Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • Gus Risman, Welsh rugby league centre, fullback (18 Tests Wales, 17 Great Britain, 1 England; Salford RLFC, Workington Town RLFC) and coach (Bradford Northern, Salford, Workington Town), dies at 83
  • 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

About October 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 16 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: Sure - Take That