February 1994 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.03 sec)
  • Feb 1 Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean

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Feb 3 President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Feb 3 STS-60 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 20 die in armed assault on mosque in Khartoum, Sudan
  • Feb 4 Merlene Ottey runs world record 50 m indoor (6.00 sec)
  • Feb 4 Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
  • Feb 5 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson, Mississippi, 30 years after the crime
  • Feb 5 68 killed and 200 wounded after a mortar bomb is set off in Sarajevo
  • Feb 6 Jose Maria Figueres elected President of Costa Rica
  • Feb 6 Martti Ahtisaari elected President of Finland

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Feb 7 Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

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Feb 9 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands
  • Feb 12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston

Person of InterestThe Scream

Feb 12 "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1893 pastel version) is stolen in Oslo
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  • Feb 12 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.90m
  • Feb 13 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
  • Feb 13 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
  • Feb 13 Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
  • Feb 14 Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting
  • Feb 15 US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
  • Feb 16 6.5 earthquake strikes South East Sumatra, kills 200
  • Feb 16 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29)
  • Feb 16 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
  • Feb 18 Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43)
  • Feb 20 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
  • Feb 20 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 10 km (13:30.55)

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Feb 20 Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Feb 25 Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
  • Feb 25 Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
  • Feb 27 Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
  • Feb 28 Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand gun in the USA, comes into effect

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Tallulah Belle Willis, 3rd daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
  • Feb 4 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
  • Feb 4 Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
  • Feb 4 Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler & Konrad Adenauer and director of Deutsche Bank (1938-45), dies at 92

Person of interestJack Kirby

Feb 6 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt America), dies at 76

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Feb 7 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84
  • Feb 8 Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70
  • Feb 9 Arnold Smith, British 1st Secretary-General of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist (Nobel 1975), dies at 59
  • Feb 11 Vincent Wigglesworth, British entomologist (Metamorphosis hormones), dies at 94
  • Feb 12 Donald Judd, US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate, dies at 43
  • Feb 13 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Andrei Tsjikatilo, [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
  • Feb 17 Randy Shilts, US journalist (& the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41
  • Feb 18 Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
  • Feb 20 Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
  • Feb 21 Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect, dies at 68
  • Feb 21 William Elgin Swinton, child Psychiatrist, dies at 54
  • Feb 23 Stuart Berger, doctor (Immune Power Diet), dies from obesity at 40
  • Feb 24 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative, dies at 83
  • Feb 24 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, dies at 96
  • Feb 24 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 58
  • Feb 25 Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
  • Feb 25 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • Feb 26 Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
  • Feb 26 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
  • Feb 28 Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Buster Holmes, American chef and New Orleans restaurateur, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 George Osborne Sayles, historian, dies at 92
  • Feb 28 Leopoldina Poldi Feichtegger Gerhard, dies at 90
  • Feb 28 Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87