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Ab urbe condita 2747
Armenian calendar 1443
Bahá'í calendar 150 – 151
Buddhist calendar 2538
Coptic calendar 1710 – 1711
Ethiopian calendar 1986 – 1987
Hebrew calendar 5754 5755
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 - Vikram Samvat 2049 – 2050
 - Shaka Samvat 1916 – 1917
 - Kali Yuga 5095 – 5096
Holocene calendar 11994
Iranian calendar 1372 – 1373
Islamic calendar 1414 – 1415
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 - Imperial Year Kōki 2654
Julian calendar 2039
Korean calendar 4327
Thai solar calendar 2537
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1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year that started on a Saturday. In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 1994th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 994th year of the 2nd millennium; the 94th year of the 20th century; and the 5th of the 1990s. The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.



  • January 1
    • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is established.
    • The Zapatista Army of National Liberation begins their war in Chiapas, Mexico.
  • January 6 – In Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband.
  • January 8Soyuz TM-18: Valeri Polyakov begins his 437.7 day orbit, eventually setting the world record for days spent in orbit.
  • January 11
    • The Irish government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the Provisional Irish Republican Army and its political arm Sinn Féin.
    • The Superhighway Summit is held at UCLA's Royce Hall. It is the first conference to discuss the growing information superhighway and is presided over by U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
  • January 14 – U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country's targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.
  • January 15 – The SS American Star breaks tow in the Atlantic Ocean and is beached at Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands a few days later.
  • January 17 – The 1994 Northridge earthquake, magnitude 6.7, hits the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles at 4:31 a.m., killing 72 and leaving 26,029 homeless.
  • January 19Record cold temperatures hit the eastern United States. The coldest temperature ever measured in Indiana state history, −36°F (−38°C), is recorded in New Whiteland, Indiana.
  • January 20 – In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet to attend The Citadel, but soon drops out.
  • January 21Lorena Bobbitt is found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of mutilating her husband John.
  • January 25 – U.S. President Bill Clinton delivers his first State of the Union address, calling for health care reform, a ban on assault weapons, and welfare reform.
  • January 26 – A man fires 2 blank shots at Charles, Prince of Wales in Sydney, Australia.


William Perry

  • February 1 – In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly pleads guilty for his role in attacking figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. He accepts a plea bargain, admitting to racketeering charges in exchange for testimony against Harding.
  • February 3William J. Perry is sworn in as the United States Secretary of Defense.
  • February 4 – The Federal Open Market Committee raises the Fed Funds target rate for the first time since May 1989. The rate is raised by 25 basis points to 3¼ percent [1].
  • February 5Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • February 6Markale massacres: A Bosnian Serb Army mortar shell kills 68 civilians and wounds about 200 in a Sarajevo marketplace.
  • February 9 – The Vance-Owen Peace plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina is announced.
  • February 12
    • Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" is stolen in Oslo (and is recovered on May 7).
    • The 1994 Winter Olympics begin in Lillehammer.
  • February 22Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged with spying for the Soviet Union by the United States Department of Justice. Ames is later convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment; his wife receives 5 years in prison.
  • February 24 – In Gloucester, local police begin excavations at 25 Cromwell Street, the home of Fred West, a suspect in multiple murders. On February 28, he and his wife are arrested.
  • February 25 – Israeli Kahanist Baruch Goldstein opens fire inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank; he kills 29 Muslims before worshippers beat him to death.
  • February 27Australian Federal Sports & Environment Minister Ros Kelly resigns over "The Sports Rorts Affair", where it was alleged that she apportioned money for community sporting projects in a pork barreling fashion.
  • February 28 – 4 United States F-16s shoot down 4 Serbian J-21s over Bosnia and Herzegovina for violation of the Operation Deny Flight and its no-fly zone.


Mary Ellen Withrow

  • March 1
    • A lone terrorist kills Ari Halberstam during an attack on 14 Jewish students on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. [2]
    • South Africa cedes Walvis Bay to Namibia.
    • Mary Ellen Withrow begins her term of office as Treasurer of the United States, serving under President Bill Clinton.
  • March 6 – A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.
  • March 7Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • March 12
    • A photo by Marmaduke Wetherell, previously touted as 'proof' of the Loch Ness monster, is confirmed to be a hoax.
    • The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
  • March 14 – Apple Computer, Inc. releases the first Macintosh computers to use the new PowerPC Microprocessors. This is considered to be a major leap in personal computer, as well as Macintosh history.
  • March 15 – U.S. troops are withdrawn from Somalia.
  • March 16 – In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for trying to cover-up an attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She is fined $100,000 and banned from the sport.
  • March 20 – Italian journalist Ilaria Alpi and TV cameraman Miran Hrovatin are assassinated in Somalia.
  • March 21 – The 66th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Steven Spielberg's Holocaust drama, Schindler's List, wins 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director (Spielberg).
  • March 23Green Ramp disaster: Two military aircraft collide over Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina causing 24 fatalities.
  • March 27
    • TV tycoon Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing coalition wins the Italian general election.
    • The biggest tornado outbreak in 1994 occurs in the southeastern United States; 1 tornado hits a Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Alabama, killing 22 people.
    • The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • March 28Shell House Massacre: Inkatha Freedom Party and ANC supporters battle in central Johannesburg South Africa.
  • March 31 – The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull (see Human evolution).


  • April 6Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira die when a missile shoots down their jet near Kigali, Rwanda. This is taken as a pretext to begin the Rwandan Genocide.
  • April 7
    • The Rwandan Genocide begins in Kigali, Rwanda.
    • FedEx Flight 705 experiences an attempted suicidal hiajcking. The crew manages to subdue the attacker and land at the airport.
  • April 8
    • Michelangelo's Universal Judgment is reopened to the public after 10 years of restorations.
    • Kurt Cobain, songwriter and front man for the band Nirvana, is found dead at his Lake Washington home, apparently of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • April 16 – Voters in Finland decide to join the European Union in a referendum.
  • April 19 – A Los Angeles jury awards $3.8 million to Rodney King for violation of his civil rights.
  • April 20Paul Touvier is found guilty of ordering the execution of 7 Jews when he served in the Vichy France Milice.
  • April 21 – The Red Cross estimates that hundreds of thousands of Tutsi have been killed in Rwanda.
  • April 25
    • Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzudin Shah Ghafarullahu-lahu ends his term as the 9th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
    • The largest high school arson ever in the United States is started at Burnsville High School, in Burnsville, Minnesota, resulting in over 15 million dollars in damages. The same arsonist also goes on to set arsons at Edina High School and Minnetonka High School. [3]
  • April 26
    • Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, becomes the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
    • China Airlines Flight 140, an Airbus A300, crashes while landing at Nagoya, Japan, killing 264 people.
  • April 27South Africa holds its first fully multiracial elections, marking the final end of apartheid.
  • April 29Commodore International declares bankruptcy.
  • April 30Formula One driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed while qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.


  • May 1 – Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
  • May 5 – The Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan was signed, effectively freezing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
  • May 6 – The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over 7 years to complete, opens between England and France, enabling passengers to travel between the 2 countries in 35 minutes.
  • May 10
    • Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
    • Illinois executes serial killer John Wayne Gacy by lethal injection for the murder of 33 young men and boys.
    • An annular eclipse of the sun is visible across much of North America.
  • May 12Ice hockey becomes Canada's official winter sport.
  • May 17Malawi holds its first multiparty elections.
  • May 20 – After a funeral in Cluny Parish Church, Edinburgh attended by 900 people and after which 3,000 people lined the streets, John Smith is buried in a private family funeral on the island of Iona, at the sacred burial ground of Reilig Odhráin, which contains the graves of several Scottish kings as well as monarchs of Ireland, Norway and France.[1]
  • May 21 – Italian former minister and Christian Democrat leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of Mafia allegiance by the court of Palermo.
  • May 22Pope John Paul II issues the Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis from the Vatican, expounding the Catholic Church's position requiring "the reservation of priestly ordination to men alone."


  • June 1Republic of South Africa rejoins the British Commonwealth after the first democratic election.
  • June 6June 8Ceasefire negotiations for the Yugoslav War begin in Geneva; they agree to a 1-month cessation of hostilities (which does not last more than a few days).
  • June 12Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside the Simpson home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
  • June 14Hacker Kevin Poulsen pleads guilty to 7 counts of mail fraud, wire and computer fraud, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.
  • June 14 – The New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup, in 7 Games over the Vancouver Canucks. It was New York's first Stanley Cup since 1940.
  • June 15Israel and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations.
  • June 17 – NFL star O.J. Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings flee from police in his white Ford Bronco. The low-speed chase ends at Simpson's Brentwood, Los Angeles, California mansion, where he surrenders.
  • June 20 – Dean Mellberg, an ex-U.S. Air Force member, entered the hospital at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, shot and killed five people, and wounded nineteen.[2]
  • June 23 – The International Olympic Committee celebrates their first centennial.
  • June 24U.S. Air Force pilot Bud Holland crashes a B-52 at Fairchild Air Force Base, as a result of pilot error. It's unclear if the event of four days previous (above) was a contributing factor.
  • June 26Microsoft announces it will no longer sell or support the MS-DOS operating system, which had been its mainstay since 1980.
  • June 28 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult execute the first sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, killing 7 and injuring 660.
  • June 30 – An Airbus A330 crashes during a test flight near Toulouse, France, where Airbus is based, killing the seven-person crew. The test was meant to simulate an engine failure at low speed with maximum angle of climb.


Brown spots mark impact sites of the Shoemaker-Levy Comet on Jupiter's southern hemisphere.

  • July 2Colombian footballer Andrés Escobar, 27, is shot dead in Medellín. His murder is commonly attributed as retaliation for the own goal Escobar scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup against the United States.
  • July 6 – Fourteen firefighters die in the South Canyon wildfire on Storm King Mountain in Colorado. The event inspires the 1999 book Fire on the Mountain.
  • July 71994 civil war in Yemen: Aden is occupied by troops from North Yemen.
  • July 15July 21 – The planet Jupiter is hit by 21 large fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 over the course of 6 days.
  • July 17 – Brazil wins the 1994 FIFA World Cup, defeating Italy by 3–2 in penalties (full time 0–0).
  • July 18 – In Buenos Aires, a terrorist attack destroys a building housing several Jewish organizations, killing 85 and injuring many more (see AMIA Bombing).
  • July 19 – Four 26-pound ceiling tiles fall from the roof of the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington, just hours before a scheduled Seattle Mariners game.
  • July 20Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's Fragment Q1 hits Jupiter.
  • July 25Israel and Jordan sign the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace, which formally ends the state of war that has existed between the nations since 1948.


  • August 1
    • Fire destroys the Norwich Central Library in the United Kingdom, including most of its historical records.
    • The University of London founds the School of Advanced Study, a group of postgraduate research institutes.
  • August 5 – Groups of protesters spread from Havana, Cuba's Castillo de la Punta ("Point Castle"), creating the first protests against Fidel Castro's government since 1959.
  • August 12
    • The 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike is called, ending the 1994 MLB Season
    • Woodstock '94 begins in Saugerties, New York. It is the 25-year anniversary of Woodstock in 1969.
  • August 18 – Irish mobster Martin Cahill is assassinated in Dublin.
  • August 20 – In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance, an elephant named Tyke crushes her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.
  • August 23Eugene Bullard is posthumously commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, 33 years after his death, and 77 years to the day after his rejection for U.S. military service in 1917.
  • August 31
    • The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a "complete cessation of military operations."
    • The Russian army leaves Estonia.


  • September 3Cold War: Russia and the People's Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.
  • September 4Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan opens. All international services are transferred from Itami to Kansai.
  • September 5New South Wales State MP for Cabramatta John Newman is shot outside his home, in Australia's first political assassination since 1977.
  • September 8USAir Flight 427, a Boeing 737 with 132 people on board, crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport; there are no survivors.
  • September 10Wollemia nobilis (the 'Wollemi Pine'), previously known only from fossils, is discovered living in remote rainforest gorges in the Wollemi National Park of New South Wales by canyoner David Noble, 150 km from Australia's largest city.[3]
  • September 13 – President Bill Clinton signs the Assault Weapons Ban, which bans the manufacture of new weapons with certain features for a period of 10 years.
  • September 16 – Danish tour guide Louise Jensen is abducted, raped and murdered by three British soldiers in Cyprus.[4]
  • September 17Heather Whitestone becomes the first hearing impaired contestant to win the Miss America entitlement. Whitestone becomes Miss America 1995.
  • September 19 – American troops stage a bloodless invasion of Haiti in order to restore the legitimate elected leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to power.
  • September 28 – The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
  • September 28Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican politician, is assassinated on orders of Raul Salinas de Gortari.
  • September–October – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq threatens to stop cooperating with UNSCOM inspectors and begins to once again deploy troops near its border with Kuwait. In response, the U.S. begins to deploy troops to Kuwait.


  • October 1
    • In Slovakia, populist leader Vladimir Meciar wins the general election.
    • Palau gains independence from the United Nations Trusteeship Council
  • October 4 – In Switzerland, 23 members of the Order of the Solar Temple cult are found dead, a day after 25 of their fellow cultists are similarly discovered in Morin Heights, Quebec.
  • October 5UNESCO inaugurates World Teachers' Day to celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers on October 5, 1966.
  • October 8Iraq disarmament crisis: The President of the United Nations Security Council says that Iraq must withdraw its troops from the Kuwait border, and immediately cooperate with weapons inspectors.
  • October 12NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus (the spacecraft presumably burned up in the atmosphere either October 13 or October 14).
  • October 15
    • After 3 years of U.S. exile, Haiti's president Aristide returns to his country.
    • Iraq disarmament crisis: Following threats by the U.N. Security Council and the U.S., Iraq withdraws troops from its border with Kuwait.
  • October 29Francisco Martin Duran fires over 2 dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill President Bill Clinton.
  • October 31
    • American Eagle Flight 4184 ATR 72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 64 passengers.
    • The Duke of Edinburgh attends a ceremony in Israel, where his late mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg (Princess Andrew of Greece), is honoured as "Righteous among the Nations" for sheltering Jewish families from the Nazis in Athens, during World War II.


  • November 3
    • A French magazine publishes photo of President François Mitterrand's secret daughter.
    • The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is enacted in the UK. The whole of Part V, which covers collective trespass and nuisance on land, includes sections against raves, including the "succession of repetitive beats" definition.
  • November 4
    • San Francisco: The first conference devoted entirely to the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web opens. Featured speakers include Marc Andreessen of Netscape, Mark Graham of Pandora Systems, and Ken McCarthy of E-Media.
    • Sydney's third runway opens, ensuring protests about noise levels.
  • November 5
    • A letter by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, announcing that he has Alzheimer's disease, is released.
    • George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships by KO'ing Michael Moorer becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history.
    • Johan Heyns, an influential Afrikaner theologian and critic of apartheid, is assassinated.
  • November 6 – A flood in Piedmont, Italy, kills dozens of people.
  • November 7WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.
  • November 8Georgia Representative Newt Gingrich leads the United States Republican Party in taking control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in midterm congressional elections, the first time in 40 years the Republicans secure control of both houses of Congress. George W. Bush is elected Governor of Texas.
  • November 13
    • Voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union in a referendum.
    • The first passengers travel through the Channel Tunnel.
    • Michael Schumacher wins his first Formula One World Championship in controversial circumstances at the Australian Grand Prix.
  • November 16 – A Federal judge issues a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the State of California from implementing Proposition 187, that would have denied most public services to illegal aliens.
  • November 19Malawi recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • November 20 – The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol.
  • November 28 – Voters in Norway decide not to join the European Union in a referendum.
  • November 30 – The National Football League announces that the Jacksonville Jaguars will become the league's 30th franchise.


  • December 1Ernesto Zedillo takes office as President of Mexico.
  • December 2 – The Australian government agrees to pay reparations to indigenous Australians who were displaced during the nuclear tests at Maralinga in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • December 11
    • Russian president Boris Yeltsin orders troops into Chechnya.
    • A small bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, killing a Japanese businessman. The bombing was a field test done by Ramzi Yousef to test explosives that would have been used in Project Bojinka.
  • December 13
    • The trial of former President Mengistu begins in Ethiopia.
    • Fred West, 53, a builder living in Gloucester, is remanded in custody, charged with murdering 12 people (including two of his own daughters) whose bodies are mostly found buried at his house in Cromwell Street. His wife Rose West, 41, is charged with 10 murders. Police believe that the murders took place between 1967 and 1987, and suspect that they may have killed up to 30 people.
  • December 14
    • A Learjet piloted by Richard Anderson and Brad Sexton misses an elementary school and crashes into an apartment complex in Fresno, California, killing both pilots and injuring several apartment residents.
    • A runaway Santa Fe freight train rear ends a Union Pacific train at the bottom of Cajon Pass, California.
    • British Home Secretary Michael Howard announces that Myra Hindley will serve a whole life tariff for the Moors Murders of the 1960s.
  • December 15 – The first version of web browser Netscape Navigator is released.
  • December 19
    • A planned exchange rate correction of the Mexican Peso to the US Dollar, becomes a massive financial meltdown in Mexico, unleashing the 'Tequila' effect on global financial markets. This prompts a US$ 50 billion 'bailout' by the Clinton Administration.
    • The Whitewater scandal investigation begins in Washington, DC.
    • Civil unions between homosexuals are legalized in Sweden.
  • December 26 – French anti-terrorist police storm a hijacked jet at Marseille and kill 4 Islamist terrorists.
  • December 31 is skipped by the Phoenix Islands to switch from the UTC−11 time zone to UTC+13, and by the Line Islands to switch from UTC−10 to UTC+14. The latter becomes the earliest time zone in the world, one full day ahead of Hawaii.

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  • Tropical Storm Alberto and Hurricane Gordon cause very damaging floods, intense winds and extensive problems directly over the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean Islands. The death tolls are unusually severe and damages are extreme in both tropical storms.
  • Pyroclastic flows – clouds of scalding gas, pumice, and ash – rapidly descend an erupting Mount Merapi volcano in central Java, causing sixty deaths.



  • January 13Yuma Nakayama, Japanese actor and singer
  • January 14Kai, South Korean singer
  • January 18Gong Minji, South Korean idol singer, rapper and dancer
  • January 23Kwak Min-Jeong, South Korean figure skater
  • February 8Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian singer
  • February 14
    • Allie Grant, American actress
    • Paul Butcher, American actor
  • February 23
    • Chimi Wangmo, Bhutanese athlete
    • Dakota Fanning, American actress

Hou Yifan

  • February 27Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
  • March 1Justin Bieber, Canadian pop/R&B singer
  • March 5Aislinn Paul, Canadian actress
  • March 7Christina Gao, American figure skater

Dakota Blue Richards


  • April 4Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer
  • April 11Dakota Blue Richards, English actress
  • April 12
    • Oh Se-hun, South Korean singer
    • Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress
    • Airi Suzuki, Japanese singer
  • April 14Skyler Samuels, American actress
  • April 18Moisés Arias, American actor
  • May 4Alexander Gould, American actor and voice artist
  • May 21Tom Daley, British diver
  • May 28Son Yeon-Jae South Korean rhythmic gymnast
  • June 11Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress


  • July 6Camilla and Rebecca Rosso, English twin actresses
  • July 9Akiane Kramarik, American poet and artistic prodigy
  • July 16Mark Indelicato, American actor
  • September 1
    • Bianca Ryan, American singer
    • Jasmine, American singer


  • October 9Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress
  • November 8Lauren Alaina, American singer
  • November 17Raquel Castro, American actress and singer
  • November 30Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder
  • December 3Jake T. Austin, American actor
  • December 29Princess Kako of Akishino, Japanese Princess and daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Akishino



Cesar Romero

Telly Savalas

  • January 1
    • Arthur Espie Porritt, New Zealand politician and athlete (b. 1900)
    • Cesar Romero, Cuban-American actor (b. 1907)
    • Edward Arthur Thompson, British historian (b. 1914)
  • January 5
    • Tip O'Neill, American politician (b. 1912)
    • Elmar Lipping, Estonian statesman and soldier (b. 1906)
    • Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (b. 1912)
  • January 9
    • Madge Ryan, Australian actress (b. 1919)
    • Johnny Temple, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • January 11John Bradley, U.S. Navy flag raiser on Iwo Jima (b. 1923)
  • January 14Esther Ralston, American actress (b. 1902)
  • January 15Harry Nilsson, American musician (b. 1941)
  • January 16Frances Gifford, American actress (b. 1920)
  • January 17Helen Stephens, American runner (b. 1918)
  • January 20Matt Busby, Scottish football manager (b. 1909)
  • January 22
    • Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (b. 1910)
    • Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)
  • January 23Brian Redhead, British journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • January 25Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician (b. 1909)
  • January 27Claude Akins, American actor (b. 1914)
  • January 28Hal Smith, American character actor and voice-over artist (b. 1916)
  • January 29
    • Ulrike Maier, Austrian alpine skier (b. 1967)
    • Nick Cravat, American actor and acrobat (b. 1912)
  • January 30Pierre Boulle, French author (b. 1912)


Dinah Shore

  • February 1Olan Soule, Character actor (b. 1909)
  • February 3Walter Havighurst, American critic, novelist, literary and social historian (b. 1901)
  • February 4Jane Arbor, British writer (b. 1903)
  • February 6
    • Joseph Cotten, American actor (b. 1905)
    • Jack Kirby, American comic book writer and illustrator (b. 1917)
  • February 7Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
  • February 9Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1934)
  • February 11
    • Sorrell Booke, American actor (b. 1930)
    • William Conrad, American actor (b. 1920)
    • Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  • February 14Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (executed) (b. 1936)
  • February 17Randy Shilts, American author and activist (b. 1951)
  • February 19Derek Jarman, English film director (b. 1942)
  • February 22Papa John Creech, American fiddler (b. 1917)
  • February 24
    • Jean Sablon, French singer (b. 1906)
    • Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
  • February 25
    • Baruch Goldstein, American-born mass murder (b. 1956)
    • Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer (b. 1914)
  • February 26Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961)


Melina Mercouri

  • March 2Anita Morris, American actress (b. 1943)
  • March 4John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (b. 1950)
  • March 6
    • Ray Arcel, American boxing trainer (b. 1899)
    • Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician (b. 1920)
  • March 9
    • Charles Bukowski, American writer (b. 1920)
    • Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (b. 1917)
    • Lawrence E. Spivak, American journalist (b. 1900)
  • March 17
    • Ellsworth Vines, American tennis champion (b. 1911)
    • Mai Zetterling, Swedish actor and director (b. 1925)
  • March 21
    • MacDonald Carey, American actor (b. 1913)
    • Dack Rambo, American actor (b. 1941)
  • March 22Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (b. 1899)
  • March 23
    • Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (b. 1950)
    • Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • March 25Max Petitpierre, Member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1899)
  • March 28Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born playwright (b. 1909)
  • March 29Bill Travers, English actor and co-founder of the Born Free Foundation (b. 1922)


Richard Nixon

  • April 1
    • Léon Degrelle, Belgian Nazi (b. 1906)
    • Robert Doisneau, French Photographer (b. 1912)
  • April 2Betty Furness, American actress, author, and consumer advocate (b. 1916)
  • April 5Kurt Cobain, American singer and songwriter (b. 1967)
  • April 6
    • Juvénal Habyarimana, President of Rwanda (b. 1937)
    • Cyprien Ntaryamira, President of Burundi (b. 1956)
  • April 7
    • Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (b. 1923)
    • Golo Mann, German historian (b. 1909)
  • April 10Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • April 15John Curry, British figure skater (b. 1949)
  • April 16Ralph Ellison, American writer (b. 1914)
  • April 17Roger Wolcott Sperry, American neurobiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1913)
  • April 22Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (b. 1913)
  • April 24Masutatsu Ōyama, Korean-Japanese Karate master (b. 1923)
  • April 27Lynne Frederick, English actress (b. 1954)
  • April 28Berton Roueché, American writer (b. 1910)
  • April 29Russell Kirk, American political philosopher (b. 1918)
  • April 30
    • Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1960)
    • Richard Scarry, American author (b. 1919)


Ayrton Senna

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  • May 1Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula One driver (b. 1960)
  • May 2William Albertini, English cricketer (b. 1913)
  • May 5Joe Layton, American director and choreographer (b. 1931)
  • May 7Clement Greenberg, American art critic (b. 1909)
  • May 8George Peppard, American actor (b. 1928)
  • May 10John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (b. 1942)
  • May 12
    • Erik Erikson, Danish-American developmental psychologist (b. 1902)
    • John Smith, Scottish politician (b. 1938)
  • May 15
    • Royal Dano, American actor (b. 1922)
    • Gilbert Roland, Mexican-born actor (b. 1905)
  • May 16Alain Cuny, French actor (b. 1908)
  • May 19
  • May 21Johan Hendrik Weidner, Belgian World War II resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • May 29Erich Honecker, leader of East Germany (b. 1912)


  • June 2David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • June 4
    • Benedict J. Semmes, Jr., American admiral (b. 1913)
    • Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (b. 1909)
    • Massimo Troisi, Italian actor (b. 1953)
  • June 6Barry Sullivan, American actor (b. 1912)
  • June 7Dennis Potter, English dramatist (b. 1935)
  • June 9Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • June 12Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe (b. 1902)
  • June 13K. T. Stevens, American actress (b. 1919)
  • June 14Henry Mancini, American composer and arranger (b. 1924)
  • June 15Kristen Pfaff, American bassist (b. 1967)
  • June 20Jay Miner, American computer pioneer (b. 1932)
  • June 29Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)


Kim Il-sung

  • July 2Roberto Balado, Cuban boxer, 1992 Gold medalist (b. 1969)
  • July 3Lew Hoad, Australian tennis champion (b. 1934)
  • July 7
    • Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (b. 1907)
    • Cameron Mitchell, American actor (b. 1918)
  • July 8
    • Dick Sargent, American actor (b. 1930)
    • Kim Il-sung, President of North Korea (b. 1912)
  • July 11Gary Kildall, American computer inventor (b. 1942)
  • July 14César Tovar, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1940)
  • July 17Jean Borotra, French tennis champion (b. 1898)
  • July 21Marijac, French cartoonist
  • July 23Lennox Sebe, President of Ciskei bantustan (b. 1926)
  • July 29Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)


Linus Pauling

  • August 6Domenico Modugno, Italian singer, songwriter, actor and politician (b. 1928)
  • August 7Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
  • August 11Peter Cushing, English actor (b. 1913)
  • August 13Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-born writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • August 17Jack Sharkey, American boxer (b. 1902)
  • August 18Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • August 19Linus Pauling, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Peace (b. 1901)
  • August 21
    • Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis champion (b. 1915)
    • Michael Peters, American choreographer (b. 1948)
  • August 30Lindsay Anderson, British film director (b. 1923)


Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia

  • September 5Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1921)
  • September 6Nicky Hopkins, British musician (b. 1944)
  • September 7
    • James Clavell, British writer (b. 1921)
    • Dennis Morgan, American actor and singer (b. 1908)
    • Terence Young, American film director (b. 1915)
  • September 11Jessica Tandy, English actress (b. 1909)
  • September 12
    • Tom Ewell, American actor (b. 1909)
    • Boris Yegorov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1937)
  • September 15
    • Moana Pozzi, Italian porn actress (b. 1961)
    • Mark Stevens, American actor (b. 1916)
  • September 16Jack Dodson, American actor (b. 1931)
  • September 17
    • Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis champion (b. 1954)
    • Karl Popper, Austrian and British philosopher (b. 1902)
  • September 20
    • Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat, UN official and author (b. 1924)
    • Jule Styne, British-born songwriter (b. 1905)
  • September 26Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (b. 1907)
  • September 30André Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1902)


Burt Lancaster

  • October 2Harriet Nelson, American actress (b. 1909)
  • October 3
    • Tim Asch, Anthropologist, photographer and ethnographic filmmaker (b. 1932)
    • Dub Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)
  • October 7Niels Kaj Jerne, English immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
  • October 14Emil Gilels, Russian pianist (b. 1916)
  • October 19Martha Raye, American actress (b. 1916)
  • October 20
    • Sergei Bondarchuk, Russian film director (b. 1920)
    • Burt Lancaster, American actor (b. 1913)
  • October 21Benoît Régent, French actor (b. 1953)
  • October 24Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (b. 1940)
  • October 25Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
  • October 29Shlomo Goren, Israeli Chief Rabbi (b. 1918)


  • November 1Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (b. 1913)
  • November 4Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (b. 1949)
  • November 5Johan Heyns, Afrikaner theologian and critic of Apartheid (b. 1928)
  • November 9Priscilla Morrill, American actress (b. 1927)
  • November 10Carmen McRae, American jazz singer (b. 1920)
  • November 11Pedro Zamora, Cuban-born AIDS activist (b. 1972)
  • November 12Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (b. 1940)
  • November 13Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
  • November 14Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • November 16
    • Doris Speed, English actress (b. 1899)
    • Dino Valente, American musician (b. 1943)
  • November 18
    • Peter Ledger, Australian artist (b. 1945)
    • Cab Calloway, American jazz singer and bandleader (b. 1908)
  • November 20John Lucarotti, British born television writer (b. 1926)
  • November 22Charles Upham, New Zealand soldier, double Victoria Cross winner (b. 1908)
  • November 23Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • November 28
    • Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
    • Buster Edwards, English Great train robber (b. 1932)
  • November 30
    • Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)
    • Guy Debord, French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker (b. 1931)


Dean Rusk

  • December 6Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor (b. 1933)
  • December 8Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer (b. 1927)
  • December 10Alex Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (b. 1905)
  • December 11
    • Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
    • Carl Marzani, American political documentary filmmaker, author, editor and publisher (b. 1912)
  • December 12Stuart Roosa, American astronaut (b. 1933)
  • December 18Lilia Skala, Austrian-born actress (b. 1896)
  • December 20
    • Hans Herlin, German novelist (b. 1925)
    • Dean Rusk, 54th United States Secretary of State (b. 1909)
  • December 23Sebastian Shaw, English actor (b. 1905)
  • December 24
    • John Boswell, American historian (b. 1947)
    • Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (b. 1916)
    • John Osborne, English playwright (b. 1929)
  • December 27
    • Fanny Craddock, British television chef and restaurant critic (b. 1909)
    • J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)

Nobel Prizes[]

The Nobel Prize medallion.
  • PhysicsBertram N. Brockhouse, Clifford Glenwood Shull
  • ChemistryGeorge Andrew Olah
  • MedicineAlfred G. Gilman, Martin Rodbell
  • LiteratureKenzaburo Oe
  • PeaceYasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin
  • EconomicsReinhard Selten, John Forbes Nash, John Harsanyi

Templeton Prize[]

  • Michael Novak

Fields Medal[]

  • Efim Isakovich Zelmanov, Pierre-Louis Lions, Jean Bourgain, Jean-Christophe Yoccoz

Right Livelihood Award[]

  • Astrid Lindgren, SERVOL (Service Volunteered for All), H. Sudarshan / VGKK (Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra), Ken Saro-Wiwa / MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People)


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  2. ^ Note: headline not updated to four killed--see body of article.
  3. ^ Woodford, James (2002). The Wollemi Pine: the incredible discovery of a living fossil from the age of the dinosaurs (rev. ed.). Text Publishing Co. ISBN 1-876485-74-4. 
  4. ^ "Soldier free after Cyprus killing". BBC. 14 August 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 

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People of the year 1994 at Familypedia

32 people were born in 1994

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Aidan Peter Becker (1994)Pamela Feralin (1961)
Cayden Michael Boyd (1994)Mike Boyd (1959)Debbie Retzius (1958)
Kilian Bremske (1994-)Peter Bremske (1956-)Valerie von Hohenzollern (1969-)
Reed Rowan Buck (1994)Chris Buck (1960)Shelley Rae Hilton (1962)
Fortuny Carrega Bertolini (1994-)Pier Francesco Carrega Bertolini (1955-)Nicoletta Gazzana Priaroggia (c1960-)
Jan Albrecht Eben (1994-)Hans Helmut Eben (1958-)Verana Pfersdorf (1962-)
Hannah Dakota Fanning (1994)Steven J. Fanning (1967)Heather Joy Arrington (1967)
Fanni Fáy (1994)András Fáy (1959)Mónika Tarjányi (1963)
John Patrick Gazewood (1994)Patricia Alice Canfield (1963-)
Spencer Gooding (1994)Cuba Michael Gooding (1968)Sara Kapfer (1969)
Alexander Jerome Gould (1994)Tom Gould (1958)Valerie R. Zisser (1960-2015)
Jonathan LaMarche (1994)Maurice Edward LaMarche (1958)Robin Eisenman (1953)
Marisa Lazaroff-Somssich (1994)Béla Szögyény-Somssich (1950)Alison Lazaroff (1962)
Fabio Lucchesi Palli (1994-)Michele Lucchesi Palli (1949-)Susanne Jansenberger (1965-)
Joshua Joel McNeely (1994)Joel McNeely (1959)Margaret Batjer (1959)
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1 children were born to the 12 women born in 1994

95 people died in 1994

 FatherMotherAge at death
Albert Adams (1901-1994)George Adams (1860-1945)Alice Harriett Smith (1867-1948)
Rosemary Alessi (1929-1994)
Abraham Arcenaux (1924-1994)Matthew Arcenaux (1900-1973)Jennifer Pereira (1901-1978)
Eileen Margaret Armstead (1899-1994)Hugh Wells Armstead (1865-1943)Olive Gertrude Holl (1871-c1930)
Marvin Jeremy Ashton (1915-1994)Marvin Owen Ashton (1883-1946)Rachel Grace Jeremy (1882-1963)
Dumitru Atanasescu (1912-1994)Nicolae Atanasescu (c1880-c1950)Gilberta Filotti (1888-c1955)
John Christian Bangerter (1898-1994)Johann Christian Bangerter (1867-1958)Katharina Schaaf (1874-1905)
Henriette Ernestine Belinfante (1916-1994)Leonard Victor Belinfante (1878-1938)Maria Josephine Verheggen (1882-1943)
Mervyn Everard Alexander Benge (1922-1994)William Reuben Benge (1874-1930)Elizabeth Ida Lillian Clemens (1880-1932)
Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994)George Taft Benson (1875-1934)Sarah Sophia Dunkley (1878-1933)
Andrzej Bobola Bisping von Gallen (1924-1994)Jan Nepomucen Bisping von Gallen (1880-1947)Maria Józefa Zamoyska h. Jelita (1887-1961)
Eric Jack Blundell (1911-1994)John Blundell (1877-1954)Minnie Charlick (1878-1961)
Sorrell Robert Booke (1930-1994)Solomon Gerald Booke (1898)Rose Yasgur Booke (1901-1982)
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-1994)John Vernou Bouvier (1891-1957)Janet Norton Lee (1907-1989)
May Harriet Bowden (1906-1994)George Bowden (1859-1943)Emma Jane May (1861-1947)88
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2644 people lived in 1994

Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Robert Fuller Abell (1919-2010)Clifford Abell (1875-1965)Jennie Ferne Loshbough (1886-1957)
Adam Abernathy (1940-2006)James Abernathy (1912-1979)Arlene McGlinchey (1916-2000)
Melissa Abicht (1939-2009)Arthur Abicht (1900-1980)Amanda Krieger (1899-1959)
Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Eita Abiko (1920-2000)Aina Fukuzawa (1920-1995)
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)
Lisa Abramowicz (1933-2000)Leonard Abramowicz (1910-1980)Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)
Hannah Abs (1930-2006)
Samuel Achs (1919-2014)Morris L. Achs (1890-1958)Etta Schneir (1896-1960)
Amy Lyn Acker (1945-1999)
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Events of the year 1994 at Familypedia

25 people were married in 1994.

 Joined with
Franz Ferdinand von Hohenberg (1969-)Christiane Pirker (1970-)
Araceli Adam-Salvatierra (1959)Gábor Somssich de Saárd (1955)
René Angélil (1942-2016)Céline Marie Claudette Dion (1968)
William Emerson Arnett (1970)Penelope Ann Miller (1964)+ Amy Poehler (1971)
Umberto Bossi (1941)Gigliola Guidali (bef1975-)+Manuela Marrone (bef1994-)
Colin Robert Vaughan Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor (1962)Isabella Rachel Stanhope (1966)
Céline Marie Claudette Dion (1968)René Angélil (1942-2016)
Melinda Ann French (1964)William Henry Gates (1955)
William Henry Gates (1955)Melinda Ann French (1964)
Carrie Goldsmith (1956)Jordan Morrison (1953)
Michael Joseph Jackson (1958-2009)Lisa Marie Presley (1968) + Deborah Jeanne Rowe (1958)
Sara Kapfer (1969)Cuba Michael Gooding (1968)
Spencer Levan Kimball (1918-2003)Kathryn Ann Murphy (1917-1990) + Grace Virginia Barrus (1917-2003)
Vajiralongkorn (1952)Soamsawali Kitiyakara (1957)+ Yuvadhida Polpraserth (1962)+ Srirasmi Akarapongpreecha (1971)
Jordan Morrison (1953)Carrie Goldsmith (1956)
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There were 0 military battles in 1994.

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