On This Day

1994 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 553

  • Mar 13 Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)
  • Mar 13 President Mangope of Bophuthatswana deposed
  • Mar 14 Mexican banker and billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
  • Mar 14 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
  • Mar 14 Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • Mar 16 Moravcik forms Slovakia government
  • Mar 17 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • Mar 18 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
  • Mar 18 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
  • 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 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

  • 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 South African government and ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • Mar 22 Soyuz TM-21 lands
  • Mar 23 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Mar 23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • Mar 23 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • 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)
  • 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 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • 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
  • Apr 4 1st game played at Jacobs Field, Indians beat Mariners 4-3 in 11 inn
  • Apr 4 KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol, 3 killed
  • Apr 4 Netscape Communications founded as Mosaic Communications
  • Apr 6 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out
  • 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

Murder of InterestRwandan 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.

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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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  • Apr 7 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
  • 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 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer

  • 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
  • Apr 16 Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed
  • Apr 17 Aruba government of Oduber falls
  • Apr 18 Former President Nixon suffered a stroke & dies 4 days later
  • Apr 18 Lebanon drops relations with Iran
  • Apr 18 STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]
  • Apr 19 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

USARodney King Riots

Apr 19 Rodney King awarded $3,800,000 compensation by the Los Angeles County for his police beating

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • Apr 19 US Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
  • 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 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
  • Apr 22 In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
  • 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 Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
  • Apr 24 Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed
  • 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.
  • Apr 27 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 27 Freedom Day: day 2 of South Africa's 1st multi-racial elections and day most voted - some queuing for 10 hours

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 200 of 607

  • Mar 8 Joop C Swart, publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Knut Haukelid, Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Lawrence E. Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
  • Mar 10 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • Mar 10 Robert Shea, American author (Illuminatus!), dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • Mar 12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • Mar 13 Sandra Paretti, German romantic novelist, dies at 59
  • Mar 13 James Cecil "Humpy" Parker, American disgraced ex-Sheriff convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture, dies at 58
  • Mar 14 Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered
  • Mar 14 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • Mar 17 Charlotte Auerbach, German-Born British geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • Mar 19 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • Mar 19 Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87
  • Mar 22 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • Mar 22 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • Mar 22 Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker's creator), dies at 93
  • Mar 23 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential candidate, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 24 Edith Porada, Austrian art historian and archaeologist, dies at 81
  • Mar 24 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • Mar 25 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • Mar 26 Constantine Koukouchkine, Russian diplomat, murdered in Algeria at 41
  • Mar 27 Dennis Hartas, flier, dies at 69
  • Mar 28 Albert Goldman, US rock biographer (Lives of John Lennon, Elvis), dies at 66
  • Mar 28 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
  • Mar 28 John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 William Natcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky 1953-94), dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Léon Degrelle, Belgian Walloon-Spanish facisct Rexist Party leader, and Nazi collaborator, dies of a heart attack at 87
  • Apr 1 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • Apr 1 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86
  • Apr 1 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
  • Apr 3 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67
  • Apr 4 Olga Lowina, Dutch yodeler (Edelweisskapel), dies at 69
  • Apr 5 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker, dies at 92
  • Apr 5 Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop, dies at 65
  • Apr 5 Marlon Riggs, American writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
  • Apr 6 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist and architect (Amsterdam), dies of cardiac arrest at 54
  • Apr 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994), assassinated by missile strike on the plane he was travelling on over Kigali, Rwanda at 39

MurderJuvénal Habyarimana

Apr 6 Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94), assassinated by missile strike on his plane over Kigali, Rwanda at 57

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • Apr 7 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, assassinated by the presidential guard in the opening stages of the Rwandan Genocide at 40
  • Apr 7 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), dies at 85
  • Apr 7 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • Apr 7 Francois de Grossouvre, French politician and adviser to President Mitterrand, commits suicide at 76
  • Apr 8 Irene Eisinger, German-British singer, dies at 91
  • Apr 8 Walter Arnold, German theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • Apr 9 Cor van Dis jr. [Cornelis Nicolas van Dis jr.], Dutch politician (1971-94), dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
  • Apr 10 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 11 Johan Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia), dies at 64
  • Apr 12 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
  • Apr 13 Donald Benjamin Harden, British researcher, dies at 92
  • Apr 13 P. J. Engels, Dutch politician (KVP), dies at 70
  • Apr 13 Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
  • Apr 14 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • Apr 14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • Apr 15 Walter Clegg, British politician, dies at 73
  • Apr 16 Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), dies at 70
  • Apr 18 Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 19 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Louis Simmonds, bookseller, dies at 87
  • Apr 21 Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at 93
  • Apr 22 Denis Pitts, English journalist, dies at 64

Person of interestRichard Nixon

Apr 22 Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (1969-75), dies of a stroke at 81

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 22 Hans Burkhardt, Swiss-American artist, dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30
  • Apr 23 Cecile Dreesmann, Dutch textile artist & son of Anton Dreesmann, dies at 74
  • Apr 25 George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
  • Apr 25 Talaat Yassin Hamman, militant Muslim leader, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 26 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, dies at 70
  • Apr 27 Jerome Lejeune, French physiologist, dies at 67
  • Apr 27 John Preston, American writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Oscar Sheldon A Williams, artist/critic, dies at 74
  • Apr 30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
  • Apr 30 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner, dies at 46
  • Apr 30 Richard Scarry, American children's book writer and illustrator (What Do People Do All Day?), dies at 74
  • May 2 Louis Calaferte, writer (Requiem of the Innocents), dies at 65
  • May 2 Wilson Charles Geoffrey Baldwin, hero, dies at 75
  • May 3 Gustaaf Vincent Willem van Hemert tot Dingshof, Dutch Mayor of Maarn, dies at 78
  • May 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), dies at 63
  • May 4 Karl Francis Hettinger, American police officer (Onion Field survivor), dies at 59
  • May 5 Hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
  • May 5 Joe Layton, American director (Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip), dies at 63
  • May 6 Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • May 6 Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania (1948-94), dies at 81
  • May 7 Clement Greenberg, US art critic (Art & Culture), dies at 85
  • May 7 Margaret Skeete, oldest American, dies at 115
  • May 8 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • May 9 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter & anti-apartheid activist, dies at 69

BattleJohn Wayne Gacy

May 10 John Wayne Gacy, American mass murderer of 33 young men, executed in Illinois at 52

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • May 10 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • May 10 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
  • May 11 Alfred James Broomhall, British Protestant Christian medical missionary to China, dies at 82
  • May 11 Lewis B Puller, American writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48