Historical Events in 1994 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 1,002

  • Jul 12 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins

Murder of Interest

Jul 13 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

Sports History

Jul 13 Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years in prison for attack on American Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan

  • Jul 14 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • Jul 15 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary

Rwandan Genocide

Jul 15 Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the Rwandan Genocide

  • 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 16 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • 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 lose first CFL home game, 35-34 to the Toronto Argonauts at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jul 16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights

British Golf Open

Jul 17 British Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe claims the second of his 3 major titles and only Claret Jug; wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden

  • Jul 17 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time
  • Jul 17 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche

Music History

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

  • 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
  • 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

Historic Event

Jul 20 Alexander Lukashenko is inaugurated as the first president of Belarus

  • Jul 20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • Jul 20 Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)

Historic Event

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

Election 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

  • 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 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • 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 William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
  • Jul 23 All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced

Music History

Jul 23 American dancer, actor, and director Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke

  • Jul 23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 23 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American Tom Wargo wins by 2 strokes from Bob Charles and Doug Dalziel

Sports History

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 Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
  • Jul 24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • Jul 24 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain retains title with 3-0 win over US; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-1 win over Lindsay Davenport

Sports History

Jul 24 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 24 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Patty Sheehan wins her second title in 3 years, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tammie Green; 5th of her 6 major titles

  • 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 Museum
  • 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 American minister and anti-abortionist Paul Jennings Hill murders Dr. John Britton and Britton's bodyguard, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel James Barrett, outside of an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jul 29 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • Jul 29 Henny Eman's Aruban Peoples Party wins parliamentary election in Aruba
  • Jul 29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • Jul 29 Jesse Timmedequas rapes and murders Megan Kanka, 7 (results in Megan's Law)
  • 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 Women's Golf, The Honors Course: US and GB & Ireland draw, 9-9
  • Jul 31 Arcen Limburg averages 71.6°F (22.0°C) in July: record

Hall of Fame

Jul 31 Baseball Hall of Fame inducts New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton

  • Jul 31 Netherlands' warmest July since 1783 - average 21.4°C
  • 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
  • Aug 1 99.9°F (37.7°C) in Berlin-Dahlem: record

Sports History

Aug 1 Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes only the second player after Lou Gehrig to appear in 2,000 consecutive MLB games, in a 1-0 win vs Twins

Music History

Aug 1 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour

  • Aug 1 Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed
  • Aug 2 Congressional hearings begin on White Water
  • Aug 2 Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed
  • Aug 2 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)

Film & TV History

Aug 2 NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure

  • Aug 3 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
  • Aug 3 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
  • Aug 4 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
  • Aug 4 Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered
  • Aug 4 Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race
  • Aug 4 Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
  • Aug 5 Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed
  • Aug 5 British rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
  • Aug 6 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • Aug 7 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • Aug 7 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
  • Aug 9 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
  • Aug 10 Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
  • Aug 11 Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau
  • Aug 12 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • Aug 12 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute
  • Aug 12 Panic in church of Brazzaville: 142 killed
  • Aug 12 Stephen G Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Aug 13 Train crash in Tbilisi, Georgia, 24 killed

Sports History

Aug 14 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Liselotte Neumann wins by 3 strokes from fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam; first LPGA sanctioned Open

  • Aug 14 Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
  • Aug 14 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 6 strokes from American Corey Pavin
  • Aug 14 Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings
  • Aug 14 Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum, Sudan

Historic Event

Aug 15 South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning

  • Aug 15 Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan
  • Aug 16 Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
  • Aug 16 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 17 King Letsie II of Lesotho dismisses premier Ntsu Mokhehle
  • Aug 17 NY Central park reservoir officially named after Jackie Kennedy Onasis
  • Aug 18 15th Commonwealth Games open in Victoria, Canada
  • Aug 18 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
  • Aug 20 109.8°F (43.2°C) in Cordoba Spain
  • Aug 20 Archbishop Quarracino wants all homosexuals to leave Argentina
  • Aug 20 Ferry boat sinks at Chandpur Bangladesh, 300-350 killed
  • Aug 20 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title
  • Aug 21 -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
  • Aug 21 Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
  • Aug 21 Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed
  • Aug 21 The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there
  • Aug 22 DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
  • Aug 22 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands

Album Release

Aug 23 Jeff Buckley releases his album "Grace", featuring his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

  • Aug 24 Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)

Theatrical Finale

Aug 27 Neil Simon's comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC, after 320 performances

  • Aug 28 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • Aug 28 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • Aug 28 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Ottawa Hunt GC: Martha Nause wins by 1 from Michelle Mcgann

Album Release

Aug 29 British band Oasis release their debut album "Definitely Maybe", becomes fastest-selling album ever in UK

  • Aug 30 Gund Arena in Cleve opens
  • Aug 31 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia

Sports History

Aug 31 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Garry Kasparov

  • Aug 31 The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Sinn Féin) declares a ceasefire in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 1 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 1 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

  • Sep 2 Spanish road cyclist Miguel Induráin sets UCI hour world record distance 53.04 kilometers in Bordeaux, France
  • Sep 3 Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
  • Sep 3 Florida's Terry Dean tosses an NCAA football record 7 touchdown passes in the first half as the Gators roll to a 70-21 drubbing of New Mexico State
  • Sep 3 Miami rout Georgia Southern 56-0, breaking NCAA football record with its 58th consecutive home win; Alabama won 57 straight at home between 1962-82
  • Sep 4 Bulgarian government of Lyuben Berov falls
  • Sep 4 Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy; becomes first female to win back-to-back world titles in the event
  • Sep 4 Kansai International airport officially opens near Osaka, Japan

NFL Record

Sep 4 Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws 5 touchdown passes in Dolphins' 39-35 win over New England; sets NFL record with his 18th game of 4-or-more touchdown passes

  • Sep 4 Tom Tupa scores the first 2-point conversion in NFL history, running in a fake extra point attempt for the Cleveland Browns in a 28-20 win at Cincinnati

Telethon

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000

  • Sep 5 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)
  • Sep 5 Kirgizia government resigns

NFL Record

Sep 5 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127

Film & TV History

Sep 6 Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of "Cyborg"

  • Sep 6 Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)
  • Sep 6 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)
  • Sep 7 Jingyi Le, Ying Shan, Ying Le and Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)
  • Sep 8 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances
  • Sep 8 Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin
  • Sep 8 Man shoots another man on IRT #4 train at Grand Central Station
  • Sep 8 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
  • Sep 8 USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board
  • Sep 9 Space shuttle STS 64 (Discovery 20) launches into orbit
  • Sep 9 Tu-22 crashes into Aeroflot Tu-134a at Zhukovsky, 7 killed
  • Sep 10 Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4

Emmy Awards

Sep 11 46th Emmy Awards: Frasier, Picket Fences and Kelsey Grammer win

  • Sep 11 Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins first US title; beats Michael Stich of Germany 6-1, 7-6, 7-5

  • Sep 12 American country singer-songwriter George Jones undergoes successful triple bypass surgery
  • Sep 12 Frank Eugene Corder crashes a Cessna plane into the south lawn of the White House, killing himself
  • Sep 12 Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • Sep 13 "Ready To Die" debut studio album by The Notorious B.I.G. released
  • Sep 13 George Burns undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain
  • Sep 13 Space probe Ulyssus passes south pole of Sun
  • Sep 14 MLB team owners vote to cancel remainder of 1994 season, as well as the World Series for only the second time in history, continuing labor dispute with Players Association
  • Sep 15 "Sound of Motown" premieres in Rotterdam
  • Sep 15 Dennis Richardson sworn in as head of St Maarten
  • Sep 15 Muslim fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria
  • Sep 16 Fire Department puts out smokey electrical fire in the White House
  • Sep 17 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • Sep 17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995

President's Cup

Sep 18 1st Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Davis Love III is undefeated as US beats International team, 20-12 in inaugural event

  • Sep 18 Austrian conservative FVP wins election; extreme right gets 18.5%

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 18 Farm Aid VII held in New Orleans, Louisiana; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Neville Brothers, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, John Conlee, Kris Kristofferson, Al Hirt, and Pete Fountain [1]

Television Premiere

Sep 18 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" premieres on PBS (Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series)

  • Sep 18 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election

Television Premiere

Sep 19 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle

  • Sep 19 3,000 US militia lands on Haiti
  • Sep 19 Swedish government of Bildt resigns
  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Sep 21 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud/Miami Fl (WBGG 105.9 FM)

Television Debut

Sep 22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

  • Sep 22 Rasmussen government in Denmark resigns

Film Release

Sep 23 "The Shawshank Redemption", directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

Historic Event

Sep 24 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar

  • Sep 24 Parliamentary election in Ukraine