On This Day

Events in History in October 1994

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 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
  • 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