On This Day

June 1994 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 US General Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Jun 2 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
  • Jun 2 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
  • Jun 2 Sharon Stone files $12m lawsuit against her jeweler
  • Jun 3 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java (150+ killed)
  • Jun 3 WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air
  • Jun 4 Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)
  • Jun 5 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez, Colombia (about 1000 killed)
  • Jun 6 CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade
  • Jun 6 Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
  • Jun 6 Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham
  • Jun 8 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
  • Jun 8 Mass murderer Joel Rifkin sentenced to 27 years
  • Jun 9 "Hudsucker Proxy" premieres in Germany
  • Jun 9 5.6 earthquake strikes southern Mexico

  • Jun 9 Angolan plane bombs school in Waku Kungo (89 killed)
  • Jun 10 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
  • Jun 10 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jun 11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
  • Jun 11 Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden
  • Jun 11 Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
  • Jun 11 Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, & 8' high in Jacksonville, Fl Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn

BeatificationPapal Visit

Jun 12 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 12 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • Jun 12 Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
  • Jun 12 Moshood Abiola declares himself lawful President of Nigeria
  • Jun 13 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
  • Jun 13 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages
  • Jun 18 Gay Games open in NYC
  • Jun 19 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
  • Jun 19 Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games
  • Jun 20 Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
  • Jun 20 US Fairchild Hospital Air Force Base massacre, former gunman kills 5 and injures 22
  • Jun 22 Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)
  • Jun 22 Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
  • Jun 23 South Africa reclaims its seat in United Nations
  • Jun 23 Opération Turquoise: 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians under the mandate of the United Nations
  • Jun 23 Moshood Abiola is accused of treason and arrested after declaring himself president of Nigeria
  • Jun 24 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
  • Jun 25 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
  • Jun 25 Gay Games close in NYC
  • Jun 25 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
  • Jun 26 104°F (40°C) at Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 26 107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 26 112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 26 122°F (50°C) at Laughlin, Nevada
  • Jun 26 126°F (52.2°C) in Death Valley, California
  • Jun 26 Air Ivory Fokker-27 crashes at Abidjan (16 killed/1 lives)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Jun 27 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record
  • Jun 27 NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
  • Jun 29 Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
  • Jun 29 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
  • Jun 30 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • Jun 30 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 8 Nicholas Joseph Mills, son of Chris Evert & Andy Mills
  • Jun 10 Nicholas Santo Pietro, son of Vanna White
  • Jun 28 Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah II, Prince of Jordan and heir apparent of King Abdullah II of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
  • Jun 1 Wim van der Grinten, Dutch lawyer and KVP politician (State Secretary of Economic Affairs), dies at 80
  • Jun 2 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jun 3 Parmeso Emekrasha, buddhist Monk, dies
  • Jun 3 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89
  • Jun 4 Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Thomas Millar, historian, dies at 67
  • Jun 6 Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede), dies at 80
  • Jun 7 Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
  • Jun 7 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
  • Jun 7 Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
  • Jun 7 Dennis Potter, British TV dramatist (The Singing Detective, Karaoke, Midnight Movie), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 9 Angela Lakeberg, American siamese twin, dies at 11 months
  • Jun 9 Dhirendra Bhramachari, [Flying Swami], hindu leader, dies at 70
  • Jun 9 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist, The Liberace of the Harp, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Back seat of a '38 Dodge), dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist and mother of Bill Gates, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • Jun 10 Edward Keinholz, American artist and sculptor, dies at 66
  • Jun 11 Kitty Rosalind Muggeridge, author, dies at 90
  • Jun 12 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi (head of Lubavitcher Jews), dies at 92
  • Jun 12 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • Jun 12 Otto Roesch, paleontologist, dies at 93
  • Jun 12 Ron Goldman, waiter, murdered with wife of O.J. Simpson at 27
  • Jun 13 Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 James Pollack, US room designer, dies at 55
  • Jun 14 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach, dies at 38
  • Jun 14 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • Jun 15 David Lawson, executed in NC (wanted execution shown on Donahue)
  • Jun 16 Terence de Vere White, Irish novelist (An Affair with the Moon), dies at 82
  • Jun 18 Jack Harkness, British rose grower (R. Harkness & Co. Ltd), dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Christopher Clarkson, British test pilot, dies at 92
  • Jun 19 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Ronald Batty, bookseller, dies at 82
  • Jun 20 Bankole Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Louis Benjamin, British showman, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Mark Robert Isfeld, combat Engineer, dies at 31
  • Jun 23 Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
  • Jun 23 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker, dies at 50
  • Jun 24 Leon MacLaren, British philosopher and founder of the LSE, dies at 83
  • Jun 25 Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
  • Jun 25 Robert Millar, journalist, dies at 72
  • Jun 26 A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Ian Board, British barkeeper (Colony Room), dies at 64
  • Jun 26 Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and political activist, dies at 65
  • Jun 27 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • Jun 28 William A Henry III, critic (Time Mag), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Jun 30 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot, dies at 51