On This Day

Historical Events in 1994 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 999

  • Mar 17 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • Mar 17 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
  • Mar 18 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
  • Mar 18 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands

Film & TV History

Mar 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy

  • Mar 19 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • Mar 19 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
  • Mar 19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • Mar 19 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season
  • Mar 19 England beats Wales, 15-8 at Twickenham, London but the Welsh take the Five Nations Rugby Championship as title decided by using points difference for the first time
  • Mar 20 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances
  • Mar 20 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Mar 20 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Mar 20 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Indecent Proposal" wins
  • Mar 20 WrestleMania X, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Bret Hart beats Yokozuna to win WWF Championship
  • Mar 20 El Salvador's 1st presidential election following 12-year-old civil war
  • Mar 20 Mashonaland U-24 beat Matabeleland on 1st inning to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 20 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa
  • Mar 21 Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of National History

Music History

Mar 21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

NHL Record

Mar 21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

  • Mar 21 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) enters into force after being ratified by the required number of nations
  • Mar 22 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
  • Mar 22 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • Mar 22 South African government and ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • Mar 22 Soyuz TM-21 lands

Album Release

Mar 22 "Not a Moment Too Soon" second studio album by Tim McGraw is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

  • Mar 23 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days
  • Mar 23 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)

Historic Event

Mar 23 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

Sports History

Mar 23 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev

  • Mar 23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • Mar 23 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
  • Mar 23 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • Mar 24 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
  • Mar 24 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Mar 24 F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
  • Mar 25 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
  • Mar 25 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)

World Record

Mar 26 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)

  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
  • Mar 26 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • Mar 27 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
  • Mar 27 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko of Canada
  • Mar 27 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany

PGA Players Championship

Mar 27 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Australian Greg Norman sets scoring record of 264 (−24) to finish 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Fuzzy Zoeller

Golf Major

Mar 27 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Donna Andrews wins her only major title by 1 over British runner-up Laura Davies; Andrews birdies final hole while Davies makes bogey.

  • Mar 28 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
  • Mar 28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
  • Mar 28 BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom

Sports History

Mar 29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

Sports History

Mar 29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border

Historic Event

Mar 29 Serbs & Croats sign a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia

  • Mar 30 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
  • Mar 30 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
  • Mar 31 Actor James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking ex-girlfriend Tina Sinatra
  • Mar 31 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
  • Mar 31 The Journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull

Sports History

Mar 31 Chicago White Sox assigns former NBA superstar Michael Jordan to the Birmingham Barons of Class AA Southern League; returns to NBA after one season

  • Apr 3 13th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech, 60-59; Tar Heels first NCAA title on 3-point shot by Charlotte Smith as time expires
  • Apr 3 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

Golf Tournament

Apr 3 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Ray Floyd wins first of 4 Champions Tour majors with birdie on first playoff hole against Dale Douglass

  • Apr 4 1st game played at Jacobs Field, Indians beat Mariners 4-3 in 11 inn
  • Apr 4 56th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Arkansas beats Duke, 76-72; Razorbacks' first title in first title game
  • Apr 4 Cubs Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, hit 3 HRs in 1993 hits 3 HRs on Opening Day vs Mets starter Dwight "Doc" Gooden at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Apr 4 KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol, 3 killed

Sports History

Apr 4 LA Dodger Darryl Strawberry begins substance abuse treatment

  • Apr 4 Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706
  • Apr 4 Netscape Communications founded as Mosaic Communications

Film & TV History

Apr 4 Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery

Music History

Apr 5 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 347 performances

  • Apr 5 Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
  • Apr 6 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out

Film & TV History

Apr 6 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into beauty queen Marla Maples' home

  • Apr 6 Liberal Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns
  • Apr 6 Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself
  • Apr 6 Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records

Rwandan Genocide

Apr 6 Plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down by surface-to-air missiles, abruptly ending peace negotiations and sparking the Rwandan Genocide. Those responsible have never been identified.

  • Apr 7 "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Apr 7 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
  • Apr 7 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • Apr 7 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
  • Apr 7 Vatican commemorates The Holocaust for the first time with an orchestral concert in the Sala Nervi
  • Apr 7 Beginning of the Rwandan Genocide; the Presidential Guard begins killing moderate politicians and public figures in Kigali, including Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana
  • Apr 8 Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
  • Apr 8 Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
  • Apr 8 Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
  • Apr 8 Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
  • Apr 9 BPAA US Open by Justin Hromek
  • Apr 9 STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Apr 9 147th Grand National: Jockey Richard Dunwoody wins his second GN aboard Irish 16/1 shot Miinnehoma by 1¼ lengths from Just So

Music Concert

Apr 9 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Whitney Houston, Luciano Pavarotti, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette, Branford Marsalis, and Larry Adler

  • Apr 10 "Les Miserables" opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka
  • Apr 10 58th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: José María Olazábal wins the first of 2 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Tom Lehman; 6th winner from Europe in the past 7 years
  • Apr 12 Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
  • Apr 13 Presidential guard at Kigali, Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
  • Apr 13 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
  • Apr 13 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India

Film & TV History

Apr 13 Asteroid 7373 Takei discovered and named after Star Trek actor George Takei

Historic Event

Apr 14 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer

  • Apr 14 NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points
  • Apr 14 US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die
  • Apr 14 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript
  • Apr 15 Indians loses 1st game at Jacobs Field, KC wins 2-1
  • Apr 15 WMMS-FM's Jeff & Flash, & entire station staff, are fired

Music History

Apr 15 Jazz singer Tony Bennett records a session for "MTV's Unplugged" series at Sony Studios, NYC, featuring the Ralph Sharon trio, and guest appearances by Elvis Costello, and k.d.lang; album release wins 2 Grammy Awards

  • Apr 16 Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed
  • Apr 17 "Little More Magic" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 30 performances
  • Apr 17 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Apr 17 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Lee Trevino beats Jim Colbert by 1 stroke for his second title in the event
  • Apr 17 Aruba government of Oduber falls
  • Apr 18 Disney's stage adaptation of its animated musical "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater, NYC
  • Apr 18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya wins 2nd straight title in 2:07:15; Uta Pippig of Germany claims women's race in 2:21:45

Film & TV History

Apr 18 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his late-night TV talk show in May 1994

World Record

Apr 18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day for WI vs England to beat Gary Sobers' world record

Historic Event

Apr 18 Former US President Richard Nixon suffers a stroke and passes away 4 days later

  • Apr 18 Lebanon drops relations with Iran
  • Apr 18 STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]
  • Apr 19 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
  • Apr 19 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election
  • Apr 19 US Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
  • Apr 19 "Illmatic" debut studio album by US rapper Nas is released
  • Apr 20 Danny Harold Rolling sentenced to death in Florida for killing 5
  • Apr 20 Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed
  • Apr 20 Sohail & Inzamam make world record ODI partnership of 263
  • Apr 20 Space shuttle STS-59 (Endeavour 6), lands
  • Apr 21 "Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Baseball Record

Apr 21 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a games (11 times)

  • Apr 21 Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
  • Apr 21 The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan
  • Apr 22 7,000 Tutsi slaughtered by Hutus in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
  • Apr 22 Borge Ousland is the 1st person on a solo and unsupported journey to reach the North Pole

Sports History

Apr 22 American figure skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500

  • Apr 22 World's largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made by BonBon, a candy factory in Home-Olstrup, Denmark; record later broken
  • Apr 22 Schelto Patijn appointed Mayor of Amsterdam
  • Apr 23 Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives, Haiti
  • Apr 23 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke
  • Apr 23 Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY
  • Apr 24 "Broken Glass" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • Apr 24 "Flowering Peach" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Apr 24 Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
  • Apr 24 Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed

Sports History

Apr 24 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

  • Apr 24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • Apr 24 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 25 14" of snow in Southern California
  • Apr 25 Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed
  • Apr 25 Fishing boat with school children capsize at Lanaka Syria, 46 killed
  • Apr 25 King Azlan Shah of Malaysia resigns
  • Apr 25 Mexican businessman & billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped
  • Apr 25 Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
  • Apr 26 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temperature record)
  • Apr 26 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
  • Apr 26 1st day of voting in first ever multi-racial elections in South Africa, Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
  • Apr 26 Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.

Television Premiere

Apr 26 TV series "Due South" about Canadian Mounties starring Paul Gross premieres in Canada

  • Apr 27 "An Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances
  • Apr 27 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)
  • Apr 27 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • Apr 27 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
  • Apr 27 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California
  • Apr 27 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
  • Apr 27 Freedom Day: day 2 of South Africa's 1st multi-racial elections and day most voted - some queuing for 10 hours

Historic Event

Apr 28 Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and his wife Rosario plead guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and Russia

  • Apr 28 Freddy Thielemans sworn in as Mayor of Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr 29 Last day of voting in 1st multi-racial elections in South Africa
  • Apr 29 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
  • Apr 29 Israel & PLO sign economic accord
  • Apr 30 39th Eurovision Song Contest: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan for Ireland wins singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" in Dublin
  • May 1 "My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • May 1 Jim Cartwright's play "The Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon Theater, NYC; runs for 9 performances
  • May 1 -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
  • May 1 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)

Sports History

May 1 Three-time World Formula 1 Drivers champion Ayrton Senna of Brazil is killed in a 309 kmh crash whilst leading the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola in Italy

  • May 2 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdańsk Poland, 32 killed
  • May 2 Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
  • May 2 Michael Bolton found to have plagiarized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"

Music Awards

May 3 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Wynonna win

  • May 3 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • May 4 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

Music History

May 4 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

  • May 5 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • May 5 Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
  • May 5 North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
  • May 6 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on The Tonight Show
  • May 6 US House of Representatives passes the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Boxing Title Fight

May 6 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Election of Interest

May 6 Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election

  • May 7 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
  • May 7 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)

The Scream

May 7 Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" is recovered 3 months after it was stolen