On This Day

1994 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 553

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 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 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
  • Oct 14 NASA Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
  • Oct 15 Botswana President Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 15 President Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
  • Oct 16 Shreveport Pirates win first Canadian Football League game, 24-12 at home to Sacramento Gold Miners; fold 1995
  • Oct 19 160 killed in fighting in Tsjetsjenie (Chechnya)
  • Oct 19 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
  • Oct 21 Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die
  • Oct 21 North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • Oct 24 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
  • Oct 25 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjacked (she actually killed them)
  • Oct 26 Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
  • Oct 28 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
  • Oct 29 Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
  • Oct 29 NY Lotto pays $60 million+
  • Oct 29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • Oct 30 Leftist coalition wins Macedonian parliamentary election

InventionHistoric Invention

Oct 30 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on the Internet

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Oct 31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • Nov 1 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • Nov 2 Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
  • Nov 3 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • Nov 3 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
  • Nov 3 Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
  • Nov 3 Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
  • Nov 4 Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazakhstan
  • Nov 4 San Francisco: First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • Nov 5 Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun
  • Nov 5 Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
  • Nov 6 Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan
  • Nov 8 Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
  • Nov 8 Republican Party nominee Tom Ridge wins Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election with 45% of the vote
  • Nov 9 Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
  • Nov 9 Darmstadtium, Chemical element 110, discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, Germany

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 401 - 500 of 607

  • 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 Teddy Millington-Drake, English 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 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 Yegorov, Soviet physician and 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, impresario 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 from AIDS complications 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, American director (United Artists, Orion Pictures), dies
  • Sep 21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69
  • Sep 22 Forest 'Bud' Sagendorf, American cartoonist (Popeye), dies at 79
  • Sep 22 Edward Shackleton, English explorer, geographer and Labour Party politician, dies at 83
  • 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 Guiseppe Martelli, Italian physicist, dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican PRI-politician, murdered at 48
  • Sep 28 Lady Huxley [Marie Juliette Baillot], Swiss sculptor and 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 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, American triplets, world's oldest surviving triplets (Charity & Hope survive), dies at 95
  • Oct 2 Ron Herron, English architect (Archigram), 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, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), 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 and 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
  • Oct 20 (Charles) Robert Medley, English abstract and figurative style painter, dies at 88
  • Oct 21 Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist, dies at 85
  • Oct 21 Jerome Bert Weisner, military Scientist/Disarmer, dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Chester WIlliams, painter, dies at 73
  • Oct 22 Fabio Grobart, founder (Cuban Communist Party), dies
  • Oct 22 Harold Horace Hopkins, British physicist and inventor (Endoscope), dies at 75
  • Oct 22 Rollo May, American psychologist (Love & Will), dies at 85
  • Oct 22 Sandy Horn, lesbian Activist, dies at 59
  • Oct 22 William Frankena, American philosopher, dies at 86
  • Oct 24 Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies
  • Oct 24 Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankain presidential candidate, murdered
  • Oct 25 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist, dies at 81
  • Oct 28 Sjlomo Goren, Polish/Israeli supreme rabbi, dies
  • Oct 29 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer (Picture Page, Dressing Up), dies at 84
  • Oct 30 Nyanaponika [Siegmund Feniger], German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • Oct 31 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian and director of British Museum (1974-76), dies at 80