Major Events

Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
      Fun for Birthdays, cards, greetings, horoscope, astrology, happy birthday to you, ecards

Famous Birthdays
Fun Facts
Year of Birth

Fun Links
 Brain Games

Education Downloads

More Downloads


Other Links
 Automobiles Auctions
 Golden Birthday (Ad)
 Magic Tricks
 Muscle Gain
 Video Games
 Weight Loss


Major Events of 1994

1994 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXCIV) was the 94th year of the 20th century. 1994 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1994.
News Events of 1994

South Africa holds its first multi-racial elections.

South Africa adopts new flag.

South Africa Flag

Nelson Mandela elected President of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela

Rwandan genocide: 800,000 Tutsi killed in Rwanda.

Channel Tunnel (Eurotunnel) opens between the UK and France.

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) comes into effect.

The web browser, Netscape Navigator 1.0, is released.

Linux kernel version 1.0.0 released.


Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered. O. J. Simpson is later acquitted of their murders in a criminal trial, but then subsequently held liable in a civil lawsuit.

The Church of England ordains its first female priests.

UK introduces the National Lottery.

Sports in 1994
  • Olympic Games:

    • 1994 Winter Olympics (XVII Olympic Winter Games): Lillehammer, Norway

  • American Football:

    1994 Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXVIII):

    • Winning Team: Dallas Cowboys

    • Losing Team: Buffalo Bills

  • Baseball:

    1994 World Series not held because of players' strike.

  • Soccer:

    1994 FIFA World Cup:

    • Host Nation for World Cup Finals: for World Cup Finals: USA

    • Winners: Brazil

    • Runners-Up: Italy

    • The first World Cup final to be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

    1994 Champions League:

    • Winners: Milan

    • Runners-Up: Barcelona

1994 Was Designated As
  • International Year of the Family

  • International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal

Back To Year Index




Contact Us   About/Terms of Use   Privacy   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Copyright © 2000-2018, Answers 2000 Limited