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1994 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1994 – Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
- February 10, 1994 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 28, 1994 – BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.
- April 6, 1994 – The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
- April 14, 1994 – In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
- May 24, 1994 – Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
- 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.
- July 25, 1994 – Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, which formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
- October 1, 1994 – Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
- December 11, 1994 – First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
Who Were Born On 1994?
- February 8, 1994 – Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer
- February 25, 1994 – Eugénie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
- April 12, 1994 – Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress
- April 27, 1994 – Elmo Magalona, Filipino singer and actor
- May 25, 1994 – Alexandra Raisman, American gymnast
- June 2, 1994 – Jemma McKenzie-Brown, English actress
- July 6, 1994 – Camilla Rosso, English actress
- July 13, 1994 – Ridge Canipe, American actor
- November 26, 1994 – Erena Ono, Japanese singer (AKB48)
- December 14, 1994 – Joshua Dionisio, Filipino actor