Historical Events in October 1994

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

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Oct 1 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
  • Oct 1 Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
  • Oct 2 "Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • Oct 2 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test

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Oct 2 Legendary Miami head coach Don Shula beats Cincinnati head coach and his son David in the first-ever NFL meeting between father and son; Dolphins defeat the Bengals, 23-7

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Oct 2 Pakistan cricket batsmen Inzamam-ul-Haq & Mushtaq Ahmed put on 57 runs in 8 overs for highest last-wicket partnership ever to win a Test, as the home team beats Australia by 1 wicket in the 1st Test in Karachi
  • Oct 3 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil

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Oct 3 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • Oct 4 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+

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Oct 4 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 4 Soyuz TM-20 launches
  • Oct 5 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins
  • Oct 5 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered

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Oct 5 NBA shortens the 3-point distance to a uniform 22 feet in attempt to help offensive players score more; Michael Jordan sets career highs in 3-point attempts & converted 3-point field goals, nearly double previous statistics

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

  • Oct 6 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
  • Oct 6 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg, South Africa
  • Oct 7 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 7 Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan
  • Oct 7 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
  • Oct 7 Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)
  • Oct 8 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
  • Oct 8 6th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 30-11 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 9 Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
  • Oct 9 Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Oct 10 Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti
  • Oct 10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings

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Oct 10 NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Oct 10 Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred G. Gilman & Martin Rodbell for G-protein discoveries
  • Oct 10 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
  • Oct 11 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • Oct 11 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 11 Nobel Prize in economics is awarded to John Harsanyi, John Nash and Reinhard Selten for their "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games"

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • Oct 12 Contact with NASA Venus orbitter Magellan broken
  • Oct 12 Iranian Fokker F28 explodes between Isfahan and Tehran, killing 66
  • Oct 13 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Japanese writer Kenzaburo Oe

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 14 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Oct 14 NASA Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
  • Oct 15 Botswana President Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election

  • Oct 15 President Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
  • Oct 16 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke
  • Oct 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 17 Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

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Oct 17 Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Oct 19 160 killed in fighting in Tsjetsjenie (Chechnya)
  • Oct 19 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
  • Oct 21 Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die
  • Oct 21 North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects
  • Oct 22 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances

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Oct 22 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • Oct 22 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
  • Oct 23 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, The Greenbrier: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 13-7; Americans Dottie Mochrie & Bradie Burton both win their 3 matches
  • Oct 24 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
  • Oct 25 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjacked (she actually killed them)
  • Oct 26 Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
  • Oct 28 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
  • Oct 29 Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
  • Oct 29 NY Lotto pays $60 million+
  • Oct 29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • Oct 30 Leftist coalition wins Macedonian parliamentary election
  • Oct 30 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on Internet
  • Oct 30 US wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International
  • Oct 31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • Oct 31 "Creep" single released by TLC – their 1st US No.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)