1994 in History – What happened in year 1994


In history, year 1994 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1994.

Know what happened in 1994:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 January Two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant hired by Jeff Gillooly, the ex-husband of her rival Tonya Harding.
07 AprilA FedEx employee tried to hijack Federal Express Flight 705 in a failed suicide attempt.
07 July Troops from the former North Yemen captured Aden, ending theYemeni civil war.
08 July Upon the death of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il became the SupremeLeader of North Korea.
14 AugustInternational fugitive Carlos the Jackal, wanted for a numberof terrorist attacks in Europe, was handed over to French agents bySudanese officials.
14 JuneAfter the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in icehockey's Stanley Cup Finals, a riot ensued in Downtown Vancouver,causing C$1.1 million in damage.
16 July Fragments of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 began hitting the planetJupiter (impact site pictured), with the first one causing a fireballwhich reached a peak temperature of about 24,000 K.
18 July Eighty-five people died when a bomb exploded at a Jewishcommunity center in Buenos Aires, making it Argentina's deadliestbombing ever.
20 November In accordance with the Lusaka Protocol, the Angolan governmentsigned a ceasefire with UNITA rebels in a failed attempt to end theAngolan Civil War.
28 September The ferry MS Estonia sank while commuting between Tallinn,Estonia, and Stockholm, Sweden, claiming 852 lives in one of the worstmaritime accidents in the Baltic Sea.
08 JulyUpon the death of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il became the SupremeLeader of North Korea.
18 JuneThe Troubles-Members of the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Forceattacked a crowded bar in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, with assaultrifles, killing six.
24 JuneA United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress based atFairchild Air Force Base in Spokane County, Washington, crashed, killingall four crew members, and later providing a case study on theimportance of compliance with safety regulations.
26 AprilJust prior to landing at Nagoya International Airport, the co-pilot of China Airlines Flight 140 inadvertently pushed the wrongbutton, causing the plane to crash and killing 264 of the 271 people onboard.
28 AprilFormer CIA counter-intelligence officer and analyst AldrichAmes pleaded guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and laterRussia.
01 MayBrazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, a three-time Formula OneWorld Champion, was killed in a crash during the 1994 San Marino GrandPrix.
02 JuneThe Royal Air Force suffered its worst peacetime disaster whena Chinook helicopter crashed on the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland, killingall 29 people on board.
05 MayAmerican teenager Michael P. Fay was caned in Singapore fortheft and vandalism, a punishment that the United States deemed to beexcessive for a teenager committing a non-violent crime.
06 January Two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist NancyKerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant hired by JeffGillooly, the ex-husband of her rival Tonya Harding.
07 AprilThe Rwandan Genocide began, a few hours after the assassinationof President Juvénal Habyarimana; an estimated 500,000–1,000,000Rwandans were killed in the following 100 days.
08 SeptemberUSAir Flight 427 crashed on approach to PittsburghInternational Airport, resulting 132 deaths and the one of the longestaccident investigations in aviation history.
08 JulyUpon the death of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il became the SupremeLeader of North Korea.
12 JuneThe Boeing 777 (pictured), the world's largest twinjet, madeits first flight.
12 AprilHusband-and-wife law partners Laurence Canter and Martha Siegelposted the first massive commercial Usenet spam.
12 February Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream was stolen from theNational Gallery of Norway.
14 DecemberConstruction on the Three Gorges Dam began on the Yangtze Riverin China.
14 AugustInternational fugitive Carlos the Jackal, wanted for a numberof terrorist attacks in Europe, was handed over to French agents bySudanese officials.
14 JuneAfter the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in icehockey's Stanley Cup Finals, a riot ensued in Downtown Vancouver,causing C$1.1 million in damage.
14 AprilIn a friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort innorthern Iraq, two US Air Force aircraft mistakenly shot down two USArmy helicopters, killing 26 people.
16 JulyFragments of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 began hitting the planetJupiter, with the first one causing a fireball which reached a peaktemperature of about 24,000 K.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1994:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Brendan Elliot / Rugby Player / Australia
01 AugustSergeal Petersen / Rugby Player / South Africa
01 February Skylar Laine / Writer / United States of America
05 JulyShohei Otani / Baseball Player / Japan
05 March Kyle Schwarber / Baseball Player / United States of America
07 AprilAaron Gray / Rugby Player / Australia
09 March Morgan Rielly / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
10 DecemberMatti Klinga / Footballer / Finland
10 NovemberZoey Deutch / Actress / United States of America
11 JulyAnthony Milford / Footballer / Australia
11 March Martin Jurtom / Basketball Player / Estonia
12 SeptemberRap Monster / Rapper / South Korea
13 NovemberLaurien Leurink / Hockey Player / Netherlands
13 AprilElvis Merzļikins / Ice Hockey Player / Latvia
15 AugustLasse Vigen Christensen / Footballer / Denmark
16 February Annika Beck / Tennis Player / Germany
16 OctoberAmelia Lily / Writer / United Kingdom
21 January Lim Kim / Singer / South Korea
28 February Jake Bugg / Writer / United Kingdom
31 January Kenneth Zohore / Footballer / Denmark

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1994:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 FebruaryUrvashi Rautela / Actress / India
08 NovemberNeethi Taylor / Actress / India
13 SeptemberAyesha Kapoor / Actress / India
25 FebruaryUrvashi Rautela / Actress / India
10 JanuaryZoya Afroz / Actress / India
05 MayManohar Lal Khattar / Politician / India
18 JulyChhavi Pandey / Actress / India

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