Historical Events in October 1994

Sports History

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

  • 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 Oriental Pearl Tower, the modern symbol of Shanghai, is completed standing 468 m (1,536 feet) high (China's tallest structure until 2007)
  • Oct 1 Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
  • Oct 2 "Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC

Sports History

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

  • 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 2 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
  • Oct 3 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil

Film & TV History

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

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

Music History

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

  • Oct 4 Soyuz TM-20 launches

Music Awards

Oct 5 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins

  • Oct 5 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered

Sports History

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

  • 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 6th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 30-11 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 8 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
  • Oct 9 Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
  • Oct 10 Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti
  • Oct 10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
  • 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

Nobel 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"

  • Oct 11 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • Oct 11 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands
  • 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
  • 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 16 Shreveport Pirates win first Canadian Football League game, 24-12 at home to Sacramento Gold Miners; fold 1995

Music Concert

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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Historic Event

Oct 22 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

  • 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

Album Release

Oct 25 Reprise Records releases "Turbulent Indigo", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 15th studio album; wins Grammy Award for Best Pop Album

  • 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-12A crashes short of runway at Ust-Ilimsk Airport (Irkutsk, Russia), possibly due to icing; all 23 on board killed
  • Oct 29 National Museum of American Indian joins the Smithsonian Institute and moves to the George Gustav Heye Center in Lower Manhattan (NYC) [1]
  • Oct 29 NY Lotto pays $60 million+

Music Concert

Oct 29 Pink Floyd finishes their final concert tour with a show at Earls Court in London, England

  • Oct 30 Leftist coalition wins Macedonian parliamentary election

Historic Invention

Oct 30 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on the Internet

  • Oct 31 "Creep" single released by TLC – their 1st US No.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)
  • Oct 31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • Oct 31 American jam band Phish performs The Beatles "White Album" as a musical costume during a show at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York.

Sports History

Oct 31 American tennis star Venus Williams makes her professional debut as a 14 year old with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former NCAA champion and world No. 58 Shaun Stafford in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California