Events in History in 1994

Events 1 - 200 of 543

  • Jan 1 Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
  • Jan 1 International Year of Family
  • Jan 1 Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
  • Jan 1 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
  • Jan 1 The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
  • Jan 2 Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
  • Jan 3 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
  • Jan 3 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field

Historic Event

Jan 3 Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F. W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994

  • Jan 3 Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
  • Jan 6 Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
  • Jan 7 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
  • Jan 7 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
  • Jan 8 Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
  • Jan 8 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • Jan 8 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 9 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
  • Jan 9 Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
  • Jan 9 Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
  • Jan 10 Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins
  • Jan 10 Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
  • Jan 10 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
  • Jan 11 Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
  • Jan 11 Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

Murder of Interest

Jan 12 Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder

  • Jan 13 Italian government of Carlo Ciampi resigns
  • Jan 14 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
  • Jan 14 The Duchess of Kent converts to Catholicism, the first member of the Royal Family to do so in more than 300 years
  • Jan 15 15th ACE Cable Awards: Michael Fuchs wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming
  • Jan 15 Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
  • Jan 15 Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist
  • Jan 16 Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
  • Jan 17 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
  • Jan 18 The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
  • Jan 19 -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
  • Jan 19 -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
  • Jan 21 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
  • Jan 21 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane when she cut off her husband's penis
  • Jan 22 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra
  • Jan 23 Bernie Kosar is 2nd QB to throw TD passes in AFC & NFC Champ games
  • Jan 23 Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
  • Jan 24 Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
  • Jan 25 Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
  • Jan 25 US space probe Clementine launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  • Jan 27 Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
  • Jan 27 Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites
  • Jan 28 Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead
  • Jan 28 Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m)
  • Jan 31 Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
  • Feb 1 Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean

Historic Event

Feb 3 President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

  • Feb 3 STS-60 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 20 die in armed assault on mosque in Khartoum, Sudan
  • Feb 4 Merlene Ottey runs world record 50 m indoor (6.00 sec)
  • Feb 4 Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
  • Feb 5 68 killed and 200 wounded after a mortar bomb is set off in Sarajevo

Murder of Interest

Feb 5 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron de la Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson, Mississippi, 30 years after the crime

  • Feb 6 Jose Maria Figueres elected President of Costa Rica
  • Feb 6 Martti Ahtisaari elected President of Finland

Israeli History

Feb 9 Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat

  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands

The Scream

Feb 12 "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1893 pastel version) is stolen in Oslo

  • Feb 12 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.90m
  • Feb 13 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
  • Feb 13 Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
  • Feb 15 US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
  • Feb 16 6.5 earthquake strikes South East Sumatra, kills 200
  • Feb 16 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
  • Feb 20 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage

Historic Event

Feb 20 Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

  • Feb 25 Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
  • Feb 25 Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
  • Feb 27 Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
  • Feb 28 Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand gun in the USA, comes into effect
  • Mar 1 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
  • Mar 1 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
  • Mar 2 American politician William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), casts his 18,401 & last consecutive vote
  • Mar 2 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcasted, it is, but he doesn't
  • Mar 3 "Philoktetes Variations" with Ron Vawter premieres in Brussels
  • Mar 4 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
  • Mar 4 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
  • Mar 5 Largest milkshake made; 1,955 gallons of chocolate in Nelspruit, South Africa
  • Mar 5 PBA National Championship won by David Traber
  • Mar 6 Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.
  • Mar 6 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy

Historic Event

Mar 7 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa

  • Mar 7 Charles Taylor resigns as President of Liberia
  • Mar 7 US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship
  • Mar 8 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Delhi, at least 8 killed
  • Mar 8 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47
  • Mar 8 US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
  • Mar 9 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
  • Mar 11 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
  • Mar 12 The Church of England ordains its first ever 33 female priests
  • Mar 13 33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party
  • 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 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 Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid is the first woman to win architecture's Pritzker Prize [1]
  • Mar 22 South African government and ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • Mar 22 Soyuz TM-21 lands

Historic Event

Mar 23 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days

  • Mar 23 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • Mar 23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • 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 un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
  • 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 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany
  • Mar 27 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko of Canada
  • Mar 28 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
  • Mar 28 BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom

Election of Interest

Mar 28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election

Historic Event

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

  • Mar 31 The Journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull
  • Mar 31 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
  • Apr 4 1st game played at Jacobs Field, Indians beat Mariners 4-3 in 11 inn
  • Apr 4 KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 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

Rwandan 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.

  • Apr 6 Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records
  • 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
  • Apr 14 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript

Historic Event

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 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

Historic Event

Apr 18 Former US President Richard Nixon suffers a stroke and passes away 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
  • 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 Schelto Patijn appointed Mayor of Amsterdam
  • Apr 22 World's largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made by BonBon, a candy factory in Home-Olstrup, Denmark; record later broken
  • 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 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, South Africa kills 10
  • 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 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 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temperature record)
  • Apr 26 Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
  • Apr 26 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
  • Apr 27 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)
  • Apr 27 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California
  • Apr 27 Freedom Day: day 2 of South Africa's 1st multi-racial elections and day most voted - some queuing for 10 hours

Historic Event

Apr 28 Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and his wife Rosario plead guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and Russia

  • Apr 28 Freddy Thielemans sworn in as Mayor of Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr 29 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
  • Apr 29 Israel & PLO sign economic accord
  • Apr 29 Last day of voting in 1st multi-racial elections in South Africa
  • May 1 -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
  • May 2 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdańsk Poland, 32 killed