On This Day

July 1994 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
  • Jul 1 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • Jul 1 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-19 launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • Jul 1 Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip
  • Jul 2 John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
  • Jul 2 US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed
  • Jul 3 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people killed in crashes.
  • Jul 4 Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
  • Jul 5 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jul 6 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • Jul 6 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • Jul 7 North Yemenite troops occupy Aden
  • Jul 8 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
  • Jul 8 Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
  • Jul 8 St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years
  • Jul 9 Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
  • Jul 9 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-18 lands after successful trip to Mir spacestation
  • Jul 10 Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
  • Jul 10 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • Jul 11 Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
  • Jul 12 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
  • Jul 14 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • Jul 15 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • Jul 15 Israel and Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • Jul 15 Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)

Murder of InterestRwandan Genocide

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

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Skulls of genocide victims at the Nyamata Memorial Site in Rwanda
Skulls of genocide victims at the Nyamata Memorial Site in Rwanda
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  • Jul 16 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1st collides with Jupiter (collisions continue until 22 July)
  • Jul 16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • Jul 17 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
  • 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 Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
  • 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
  • Jul 20 Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

North Korean Founder and Dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean Founder and Dictator
Kim Il-sung

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko

Electoral defeatElection 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

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • 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 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
  • Jul 23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 23 Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
  • Jul 23 Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
  • Jul 24 Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
  • Jul 24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • 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 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum
  • Jul 29 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • 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 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 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 Arcen Limburg averages 71.6°F (22.0°C) in July: record
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 18 Ricardo Dela Corte, Italian test tube baby born to oldest (62) mother
  • Jul 27 Princess Mafalda-Ceceilia of Bulgaria

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Fred Norris (from the Howard Stern Show) marries Allison Furman

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jul 16 Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds ½ billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies
  • Jul 2 Maung Maung, premier of Burma (1988), dies at 69
  • Jul 2 Ralph C Rinzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys), dies at 59
  • Jul 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, dies at 80
  • Jul 3 Pieter Hennipman, Dutch economist, dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 90
  • Jul 4 Rupert Davies, English methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Tawfik Ziad, Palestinian communist/Israeli MP/mayor of Nazareth, dies
  • Jul 5 Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party Asst Secretary of State, dies at 67
  • Jul 7 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • Jul 7 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)

Person of interestKim Il-sung

Jul 8 Kim Il-sung, Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), dies of a heart attack at 82

North Korean Founder and Dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean Founder and Dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • Jul 8 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 11 Alan David Melville, polymath, dies at 82

Person of interestGary Kildall

Jul 11 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, creator of CP/M, dies at 52

Computer Scientist Gary Kildall
Computer Scientist
Gary Kildall
  • Jul 11 James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
  • Jul 11 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD), dies at 49
  • Jul 12 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
  • Jul 12 James Bysse Joll, British historian, dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Bob Payton, American pizza magnate (The Chicago Pizza Pie Factory), dies at 50
  • Jul 14 Robert Jungk, Austrian journalist and philosopher (Nuclear State), dies at 81
  • Jul 15 Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Dutch painter/illustrator, dies
  • Jul 16 M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Julian Schwinger, American physicist (1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for quantum electrodynamics), dies at 76
  • Jul 18 Gottfried Reinhardt [Goldmann], German/American director, dies at 83
  • Jul 19 Frederik "Frits" van der More, archaeologist/art historian, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre Producer, dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive, dies at 37
  • Jul 20 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 96
  • Jul 20 Reginald Hall, English endocrinologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 John Ernest, American constructionist artist, dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Hugh Scott, American lawyer and politician (Senate Minority Leader 1969-77), dies at 93
  • Jul 23 Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
  • Jul 23 Henry William Collins, English artist, dies at 84
  • Jul 24 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • Jul 26 Marino Iandioro, canned tomato pioneer, dies at 64
  • Jul 26 Thomas Davis, US movie editor/son of MGM-chief Frank D, dies at 26
  • Jul 27 H Minderop, founder/chairman (TROS-radio/TV), dies
  • Jul 27 Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
  • Jul 27 Kevin Carter, a South African photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner & member of the Bang-Bang Club, suicide at 33
  • Jul 28 Bernard Delfont, Rus/British impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
  • Jul 28 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
  • Jul 29 Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
  • Jul 29 John Bayard Britton, American doctor who performed abortions, and killed by anti-abortion extremist Paul Hill, in Pensacola, Florida

Person of interestDorothy Hodgkin

Jul 29 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British biochemist who developed protein crystallography to study molecular structure, including that of vitamin B12 (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1964), dies of a stroke at 84 [1]

  • Jul 29 James Herman Barrett Jr, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel killed by anti-abortion extremist Paul Hill at 74
  • Jul 30 Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
  • Jul 30 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Caitlin Thomas, dies
  • Jul 31 G de Ru, chairman of Dutch Reformed Synode, dies
  • Jul 31 Pieter C Buitendijk, co-founder (Free Netherlands), dies at 92