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1994 Historical Event(s)
- February 10, 1994 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 23, 1994 – A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.
- April 7, 1994 – Auburn Calloway attempts to hijack FedEx Express Flight 705 and crash it to insure his family with his life insurance policy. The crew subdues him and lands the aircraft safely.
- April 12, 1994 – Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
- April 21, 1994 – The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
- June 14, 1994 – The 1994 Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated C$1.1 million, thus forcing 200 arrests and injuries. One person is also left with permanent brain damage.
- September 22, 1994 – the Nordhordland Bridge was opened across the Salhusfjorden between Klauvaneset and Flatøy in Hordaland, Norway. It has no lateral anchorage because of the depth of Salhusfjorden.
- October 12, 1994 – NASA 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).
- October 17, 1994 – Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.
- November 20, 1994 – The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumes the next year).
Who Were Born On 1994?
- February 8, 1994 – Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer
- February 11, 1994 – Dominic Janes, American actor
- February 27, 1994 – Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
- March 1, 1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian pop star
- March 12, 1994 – Christina Grimmie, American singer, songwriter, pianist
- April 27, 1994 – Elmo Magalona, Filipino singer and actor
- May 25, 1994 – Alexandra Raisman, American gymnast
- July 13, 1994 – Hayley Erin, American actress
- November 11, 1994 – Connor Price, Canadian actor
- November 17, 1994 – Raquel Castro, American actress