Historical Events in July 1994

  • Jul 1 Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
  • Jul 1 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • Jul 1 Soyuz TM-19 launches
  • Jul 1 Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 2 John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
  • Jul 2 Middlesex cricket seam bowler Richard Johnson takes all 10 Derbyshire wickets for 45 runs at the County Ground in Derby
  • Jul 2 US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras successfully defends title against Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 7-6, 7-6, 6-0
  • Jul 3 US Open Senior Golf, Pinehurst: South African Simon Hobday wins by 1 stroke from Graham Marsh and Jim Albus
  • Jul 3 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Jul 3 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people killed in crashes.
  • Jul 4 Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
  • Jul 4 Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: A Bebeto strike saves Brazil from embarrassment, beat USA 1-0 at Stanford
  • Jul 5 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti

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Jul 5 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jul 5 "Cracked Rear View" debut album by Hootie & the Blowfish is released
  • Jul 6 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • Jul 6 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • Jul 6 Shreveport Pirates lose first Canadian Football League game 40-10 vs Ottawa, folded 1995

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 6 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • Jul 7 North Yemenite troops occupy Aden

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Jul 8 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 8 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
  • Jul 8 Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
  • Jul 8 St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years
  • Jul 9 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
  • Jul 9 Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
  • Jul 9 Soyuz TM-19 lands
  • Jul 10 "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Jul 10 Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
  • Jul 10 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • Jul 11 Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
  • Jul 12 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jul 12 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
  • Jul 13 Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jul 13 O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • Jul 14 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • Jul 15 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • Jul 15 Israel and Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • Jul 15 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • Jul 15 Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
  • Jul 15 Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the Rwandan Genocide
  • Jul 16 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • Jul 16 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
  • Jul 16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • Jul 16 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1st collides with Jupiter (collisions continue until 22 July)
  • Jul 16 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jul 16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 British Open Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • Jul 17 FIFA World Cup Final: 0-0 a.e.t. but Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties at the RoseBowl in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 17 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche

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Jul 17 Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Jul 18 Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
  • Jul 18 Comet Shoemaker-Levy's largest collision with Jupiter leaves black spot 12,000 km across
  • Jul 18 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • Jul 18 Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
  • Jul 18 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • Jul 18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker

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Jul 18 "Kiss From a Rose" released by Seal (Grammy Record and Song of the year)

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • Jul 19 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)
  • Jul 19 Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed
  • Jul 19 Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
  • Jul 20 Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)
  • Jul 20 O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller

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Jul 20 Supreme Leader of North-Korea, Kim Il-sung is placed in a public Mausoleum at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean founder and dictator
Kim Il-sung

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 21 Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • Jul 22 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
  • Jul 22 Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
  • Jul 22 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • Jul 22 Military coup in Gambia: President Dawda Jawara flees
  • Jul 22 O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • Jul 22 William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
  • Jul 23 All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
  • Jul 23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 23 Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
  • Jul 23 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • Jul 23 Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
  • Jul 23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • Jul 23 Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
  • Jul 24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • Jul 24 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 24 Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
  • Jul 24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • Jul 24 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • Jul 25 Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • Jul 26 Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13
  • Jul 26 Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed
  • Jul 28 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • Jul 28 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Jul 28 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
  • Jul 29 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • Jul 29 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • Jul 29 H .Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
  • Jul 29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • Jul 29 Jesse Timmedequas rapes and murders Megan Kanka, 7 (results in Megan's Law)
  • Jul 29 Parliamentary election in Aruba
  • Jul 30 Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
  • Jul 31 102.7°F (39.3°C) in Pleschen, East-Germany
  • Jul 31 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
  • Jul 31 Arcen Limburg averages 71.6°F (22.0°C) in July: record
  • Jul 31 Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Jul 31 Netherlands' warmest July since 1783 - average 21.4°C
  • Jul 31 Phil Rizzuto (Yanks) & Steve Carlton (Phils) enter the Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 Sergei Bubka ploe vaults his 35th world record (6.14 m)
  • Jul 31 Stockholm averages 21.5°C; the warmest July since 1855
  • Jul 31 UN votes 12-0 (2 abstentions) to authorize use of force against Haiti