1994 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 587

  • Aug 4 Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
  • Aug 5 Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed
  • Aug 6 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • Aug 7 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
  • Aug 9 Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
  • Aug 9 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 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 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
  • Aug 14 Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
  • Aug 14 Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings
  • Aug 14 Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum, Sudan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Aug 15 Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan
  • Aug 16 Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
  • 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 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
  • Aug 18 15th Commonwealth Games open in Victoria, Canada
  • 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 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 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism
  • Aug 28 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • Aug 30 Gund Arena in Cleve opens
  • Aug 31 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
  • Aug 31 The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Sinn Féin) declares a ceasefire in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 3 Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
  • Sep 4 Bulgarian government of Berov falls
  • Sep 4 Kansai International airport officially opens
  • Sep 5 Kirgizia government resigns
  • Sep 6 Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)

  • 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 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
  • Sep 11 Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle
  • 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 George Burns undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain
  • Sep 13 Space probe Ulyssus passes south pole of Sun
  • 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 Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • Sep 17 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 Austrian conservative FVP wins election; extreme right gets 18.5%
  • Sep 18 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
  • 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)
  • Sep 22 Rasmussen government in Denmark resigns
  • Sep 24 Parliamentary election in Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Sep 26 Estonia government of Laar flees
  • Sep 26 Switzerland bans racist propaganda
  • Sep 28 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea
  • Sep 29 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
  • Sep 30 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit
  • Sep 30 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi
  • Sep 30 Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election
  • Oct 1 South African President Nelson Mandela visits US
  • Oct 1 Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
  • Oct 2 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
  • Oct 3 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
  • Oct 4 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
  • Oct 4 Soyuz TM-20 launches
  • Oct 5 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
  • Oct 6 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
  • Oct 6 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg, South Africa
  • Oct 7 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 7 Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan
  • Oct 7 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
  • Oct 7 Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)
  • Oct 8 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
  • Oct 9 Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
  • Oct 9 Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Oct 10 Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti
  • Oct 10 Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred G. Gilman & Martin Rodbell for G-protein discoveries
  • Oct 10 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
  • Oct 11 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • Oct 11 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 11 Nobel Prize in economics is awarded to John Harsanyi, John Nash and Reinhard Selten for their "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games"

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • Oct 12 Contact with NASA Venus orbitter Magellan broken
  • Oct 12 Iranian Fokker F28 explodes between Isfahan and Tehran, killing 66
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Japanese writer Kenzaburo Oe

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 14 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 401 - 500 of 623

  • Aug 25 Ramdas Nayak, Indies hindu leader/politician, murdered at about 52
  • Aug 28 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), dies of cancer at 74
  • Aug 28 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian pater, murdered
  • Aug 29 Arthur Ernest Mourant, British hematologist, dies at 90
  • Aug 29 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead
  • Aug 29 Michael Peters, dies of complications due to AIDS at 46
  • Aug 29 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Indian journalist and world's oldest and longest serving newspaper editor, dies at 93
  • Aug 31 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69
  • Sep 1 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, Anglican pastor and bishop, dies at 88
  • Sep 1 Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
  • Sep 2 Harry Vincent Kemp, poet, dies at 82
  • Sep 2 Mildred Mcafee Horton, US 1st head mistress of WAVES, dies
  • Sep 2 Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72
  • Sep 3 Marijke Vetter, Dutch journalist, dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, dies at 88
  • Sep 3 Roswell Gilbert, who mercy killed his ailing wife, dies at 85
  • Sep 4 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, dies at 66
  • Sep 5 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter, dies at 62
  • Sep 5 John Newman, Australian state politician (Labor), murdered at 47 by local club owner and political opponent Phuong Ngo who had run against Newman as an independent
  • Sep 6 Duccio Tessari, Italian director, dies of cancer at 67
  • Sep 6 Wolf Donner, Austrian movie historian/festival director, dies at 55
  • Sep 7 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 James Clavell, British-American author (The Asian Saga), dies at 69
  • Sep 7 Terence Young, British director (Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • Sep 8 Deborah Bear, Engl still photographer (Pasolini/Fellini), dies at 44
  • Sep 8 Michael Peters, choreographer, dies
  • Sep 9 Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85
  • Sep 10 Amy Clampitt, American poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Frederick R. Weisman, philanthropist, dies at 82
  • Sep 11 Sara Taylor, mother of Elizabeth, dies at 62
  • Sep 12 Boris B Yegorov, Russian doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56
  • Sep 12 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist, dies at 72
  • Sep 14 David van Cup, sculptor/painter, dies at 57
  • Sep 15 Michael Joyce, Irish stage manager and theatre director, dies at 48
  • Sep 16 Alain Bernardin, impressario of the Crazy Horse Saloon, dies at 78
  • Sep 16 Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
  • Sep 17 Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46

Person of interestKarl Popper

Sep 17 Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Sep 17 Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
  • Sep 18 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
  • Sep 19 Sandra Fisher, American painter, dies at 47
  • Sep 20 Davidson Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author, dies at 70
  • Sep 21 Arthur Krim, US director (United Artists, Orion Pictures), dies
  • Sep 21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69
  • Sep 22 Forest Cowles Bud Forrest Sagendorf, cartoonist, dies at 79
  • Sep 23 Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Ali Kouider Benyahia, [sheik Boualem], Alg Muslim leader, shot at 26
  • Sep 23 Cherif Gousmi, [kalief Abu Abdallah Ahmed], Alger Muslim leader, shot
  • Sep 23 Georgi, Tsar Nicholas II's brother, buried
  • Sep 23 John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59
  • Sep 23 Robert Bloch, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 24 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher, dies at 65
  • Sep 24 David Napley, English solicitor, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), dies of pulmonary cancer at 66
  • Sep 25 John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
  • Sep 25 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, German Prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • Sep 25 Mark Alexander Abrams, English market Researcher, dies at 88
  • Sep 25 Thomas Titus Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957), dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • Sep 26 Maurice Ashley, historian and editor (The Listener), dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • Sep 27 Gerald Bledsoe, DJ (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Sep 27 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican PRI-politician, murdered at 48
  • Sep 28 Juliette Lady Huxley Baillot, author, dies at 96
  • Sep 28 Warwick Hutton, artist, dies at 55
  • Sep 29 Mehmet Topac, Turkish minister of Justice, murdered
  • Sep 30 Alex Scott, trainer, Horses, dies at 34
  • Sep 30 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist, dies at 92
  • Sep 30 Roberto Viola, Argentine general/president (1981), dies at 69
  • Oct 1 Brad O'Hare, dies of complications due to AIDS at 43
  • Oct 1 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia (1966-70), dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Karoli Ruth Needles, painter, dies at 54
  • Oct 1 Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • Oct 2 Faith Davis, oldest triplets (Charity & Hope survive), dies at 95
  • Oct 2 Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64
  • Oct 4 F. Gwendolen Rees, Welsh zoologist and parasitologist, dies at 88
  • Oct 7 James Hill, director, dies at 75
  • Oct 7 Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Brian Hartley, mathematician, dies at 55
  • Oct 8 John the King, CDA-minister of Social Businesses, dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Manual Pina, fashion Designer, dies at 50
  • Oct 10 Anna Hauptmann, wife of Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno, dies at 95
  • Oct 10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist, dies at 74
  • Oct 11 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Nereus on Zeepaard), dies at 66
  • Oct 12 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, dies at 55
  • Oct 15 Karl Edward Wagner, writer, dies at 48
  • Oct 15 Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • Oct 17 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50
  • Oct 17 Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
  • Oct 18 Richard A Garland, artist photographer, dies at 60
  • Oct 18 WIlliam Faure, producer, dies at 45
  • Oct 19 Munavarsjo Nazrijev, vice-president of Tadzjikistan, dies
  • Oct 19 Oldrich Cernik, Czechoslovakia premier (1968-70), dies at 72
  • Oct 19 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist, dies at 79
  • Oct 20 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Oct 20 Ivan Sviták, Czech philosopher and poet, dies at 69
  • Oct 20 Francis Steegmuller, American biographer (Cocteau), dies at 88