On This Day

1994 in History (Part 6)

Events in History

Events 501 - 553 of 553


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates
  • Nov 11 Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
  • Nov 13 Sweden agrees to join European Union

Latest Wonder of the WorldLatest Wonder of the World

Nov 14 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel

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Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
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  • Nov 14 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands
  • Nov 15 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 15 German Bundestag officially elects Helmut Kohl as Chancellor by a single vote (341-340)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • Nov 15 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • Nov 17 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • Nov 17 Irish government of Reynolds resigns
  • Nov 20 Russian Kosmos satellites 2294, 2295 and 2296 launch
  • Nov 20 Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war
  • Nov 25 Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company
  • Nov 27 Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
  • Nov 27 Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay
  • Nov 28 Norway votes against joining European Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium in Portage, Wisconsin

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Nov 29 Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding
  • Nov 30 Cruise ship Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die
  • Nov 30 Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal
  • Dec 1 Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Jim Bakker, American televangelist and convicted fraud is released from jail

Televangelist Jim Bakker
Televangelist
Jim Bakker
  • Dec 2 Cruise liner Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
  • Dec 2 Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
  • Dec 6 Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
  • Dec 6 Orange County California files for bankruptcy
  • Dec 6 Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Dec 8 Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
  • Dec 9 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
  • Dec 9 US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
  • Dec 10 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat

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
  • Dec 11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • Dec 13 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
  • Dec 14 Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam, China

  • Dec 15 John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier
  • Dec 15 Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
  • Dec 15 Palau becomes a member of the UN
  • Dec 17 KLM's last DC-10 goes out of service
  • Dec 18 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
  • Dec 19 Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW
  • Dec 21 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
  • Dec 22 Italian government of Silvio Berlusconi resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Dec 24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • Dec 26 French commandos terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
  • Dec 29 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
  • Dec 29 Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
  • Dec 29 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
  • Dec 31 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
  • Dec 31 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
  • Dec 31 This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively.

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Deaths in History

Deaths 501 - 600 of 607

  • Oct 31 William John Readings, literary theorist, dies at 34
  • Nov 1 Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97
  • Nov 1 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), dies at 73
  • Nov 2 David Feinberg, American AIDS activist and author, dies at 37
  • Nov 3 Richard Krautheimer, US art historian, dies at 97
  • Nov 3 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, dies at 97
  • Nov 4 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist, dies at 87
  • Nov 4 Sam Francis, American painter (Basel Mural), dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Marianne Straub, weaver, dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Louis Nizer, lawyer, dies at 92
  • Nov 10 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), dies at 84
  • Nov 11 Frances Tustin, English child psychologist, dies at 81
  • Nov 11 Pedro Zamora, Cuban American AIDS Activist, dies at 22
  • Nov 11 John Volpe, American politician (61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts) and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1969-73), dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Katherine Elliots, doctor, dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 13 Frank Singleton, librarian, dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Joseph H. Hazen, US Lawyer/producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96
  • Nov 13 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town Planner, dies at 79
  • Nov 13 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, dies at 70
  • Nov 14 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, director of queen (North Holland), dies at 83
  • Nov 14 John F Hampe, pathologist (Fabric & Stoflongen), dies at 83
  • Nov 14 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60
  • Nov 15 James W. Watts, American neurosurgeon, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90
  • Nov 15 Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50
  • Nov 15 Volodymyr Ivashko, President of Ukraine (1990-91), dies
  • Nov 15 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (The Witch of Blackbird Pond), dies at 85
  • Nov 17 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
  • Nov 18 Christopher Joyce, British photographer, dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Julian Gustave Symons, British crime writer and poet, dies at 82
  • Nov 19 Li Yuan Artist-chia, dies at 65
  • Nov 20 John Lucarotti, British Canadian scriptwriter (Doctor Who), dies at 68
  • Nov 20 Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani, Iranian poet and journalist, dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • Nov 22 John Michael Grimes, British set designer (Philby, Burgess and MacLean), dies at 70
  • Nov 23 William Donald Campbell, diarist/Ornithologist, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • Nov 25 Arthur Ballard, artist, dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Gerard John Toorenaar, Amsterdam police commissar, dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Arturo Rivera Damas, archbishop of El Salvador (1980-94), dies at 71
  • Nov 26 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish politician and resistance fighter, dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist, dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77

Person of interestJeffrey Dahmer

Nov 28 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), killed in prison at 34

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Nov 28 Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party) and businessman, dies at 56
  • Nov 28 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Ian Serraillier, English children's books author (The Silver Sword), dies at 82
  • Nov 29 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, found hanged at 63
  • Nov 29 Muhammad Ali Araki, ayatollah of Iran, dies
  • Nov 30 Guy Debord, situationist, dies at 63
  • Dec 2 Donald John Urquhart, English librarian, dies at 85
  • Dec 2 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer, dies at 86
  • Dec 3 Dolf Verspoor, Dutch literary figure, translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • Dec 3 Elizabeth Glaser, American AIDS activist, wife of director Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • Dec 3 Giorgi Chanturia, President of Georgia, assassinated
  • Dec 3 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • Dec 4 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73
  • Dec 4 Jacob Kaplan, French Grand Rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
  • Dec 4 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • Dec 4 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator, dies at 63
  • Dec 5 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), dies at 84
  • Dec 5 Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Ronald Ridout, English school textbook author (English Today), dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Günter Meisner, German actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Between Wars, Adolf Hitler, Quiller Memorandum), dies at 68
  • Dec 6 AJ Bronkhorst, vicar/theologist (Reform The Netherlands), dies at 80
  • Dec 8 Israel Aaron Maisels, South African lawyer and communal leader, dies at 89
  • Dec 9 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
  • Dec 10 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
  • Dec 11 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WWII), dies at 102
  • Dec 11 Yao Yilin, Vice Prime Minister of China (1979), dies
  • Dec 11 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • Dec 11 Carl Marzani, Italian-born American leftwing political activist, publisher and documentarian, dies at 81
  • Dec 12 Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
  • Dec 12 Donna J. Stone, American poet, dies of heart failure at 61
  • Dec 12 Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83
  • Dec 12 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
  • Dec 12 Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46
  • Dec 13 Antoine Pinay, Prime Minister of France (1952-53), dies
  • Dec 13 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US librarian/Yale-curator, dies at 83
  • Dec 14 Orval Faubus, American politician (Governor of Arkansas, 1955–67), dies at 84
  • Dec 15 Henry Phelps Brown, British historian and economist, dies at 88
  • Dec 16 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), dies at 81
  • Dec 18 Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Dec 20 Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69), dies at 85
  • Dec 20 J C "Jody" Bateman, fiddler, dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Didier Rocher, son of French cosmetic maker Yves Rocher, dies at 41
  • Dec 24 John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist, dies at 47
  • Dec 24 John Keith Wright, English Asst Sect of State (1971-84), dies at 66
  • Dec 24 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther, dies at 65
  • Dec 25 Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Zail Singh, Indian politician, (7th President of India 1982-87), dies of injuries from a motor accident at 78
  • Dec 26 Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies
  • Dec 26 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), dies at 83
  • Dec 27 Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70
  • Dec 27 Sadi de Gorter, Dutch author/diplomat (Abscess), dies at 82