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1994


Jan
1
Release: North American Free Trade Agreement comes into forceNorth American Free Trade Agreement comes into force (1994)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America

6
Nancy Kerrigan is attackedNancy Kerrigan is attacked (1994).Top 10 Unsportsmanlike Moments in Sports

15
Release: Gin and Juice by Snoop Doggy Dogg is releasedGin and Juice by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (1994)Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1990s

28
Release: Beastie Boys song Sabotage is releasedBeastie Boys song Sabotage is released (1994)Top 10 Beastie Boys Songs
Top 10 Music Videos of All Time

31
Release: C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan is releasedC.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan is released (1994)Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1990s

Feb
1
Release: Dookie is releasedDookie is released (1994).Top 10 Greatest Green Day Songs

3
Release: Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveThe film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes
Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1990s
Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes
Top 10 Movie Detectives
Top 10 Hilarious Jim Carrey Moments

5
War drags on in Bosnia and HerzegovinaDuring the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo (1994)Travel Guide: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Top Activities To Do in Bosnia-Herzegovina

10
The Seinfeld episode The Marine Biologist first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Marine Biologist first airs (1994)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

14
Release: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain album by PavementCrooked Rain, Crooked Rain album by Pavement (1994)Top 10 Underground Music Groups

17
Release: Blink-182's debut Cheshire Chat is releasedBlink-182's debut album, 'Cheshire Chat,' is released on cassetteThe History of Blink-182

18
Release: Reality BitesThe film Reality Bites is released (1994)Top 10 Modern Movie Soundtracks Guys Love

21
Release: The Sign by Ace of Base is releasedThe Sign by Ace of Base is released (1994).Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

24
The Simpsons episode Deep Space Homer first airsThe Simpsons episode Deep Space Homer first airs (1994)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes
Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Themselves)

26
Death of Bill HicksDeath of Bill Hicks (1994)Top 10 Male Stand-Up Comedians

28
Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy comes into effectDon't Ask, Don't Tell policy comes into effect (1994)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America

Mar
1
Birthday of Justin BieberBirthday of Justin Bieber (1994)Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace
Interview with Justin Bieber
Interview With Justin Bieber : His Fans and Influences
Top 10 Hated Musical Artists
Top 10 Epic TV Cameos

4
Death of John CandyDeath of John Candy (1994)Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

8
Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral is releasedThe second Nine Inch Nails album, The Downward Spiral, featuring 'Closer,' is releasedTrent Reznor Bio: Nine Inch Nails and beyond

8
Release: Relese of Superunknown by SoundgardenRelese of Superunknown by Soundgarden (1994)Top 10 Grunge Bands (REDUX)

9
Release: Four Weddings and a FuneralThe film Four Weddings and a Funeral is released (1994)Top 10 Hilarious Movie Weddings

9
Release: The RefThe film The Ref is released (1994)Top 10 Kevin Spacey Performances

17
Release: Naked Gun 33 %u2153: The Final InsultNaked Gun 33 %u2153: The Final Insult (1994)Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes

19
Release of Super MetroidRelease of Super Metroid. This SNES game is the third in the series and considered one of the greatest games ever created (1994)Top 10 Side-Scrolling Platform Games
Top 10 Heroic Sacrifices In Video Games
Top 10 Video Game Intros

19
The Total Bastard Airlines sketch airs on Saturday Night LiveThe Total Bastard Airlines sketch airs on Saturday Night Live (1994)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

31
Madonna's infamous David Letterman Show appearanceMadonna's infamous David Letterman Show appearance (1994).Top 10 Madonna Moments

Apr
5
Death of Kurt CobainDeath of Kurt Cobain (1994).Top 10 Greatest Nirvana Songs
Top 10 Music Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths
The History of Nirvana
Top 10 Lip Sync Fails
Style Star: Nirvana's Kurt Cobain - Fashion
Top 10 Musicians Who Died Too Soon
Top 10 Alternative Bands of All Time (REDUX)
Top 10 Grunge Bands (REDUX)

19
Release: N.Y. State of Mind by Nas is releasedN.Y. State of Mind by Nas is released (1994)Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1990s

19
Release: Nas' debut, Illmatic, is releaedNas' debut album, "Illmatic," is releaedTop 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums

22
Death of President Richard Nixon Death: President Richard Nixon (1994)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects
Biography of Richard Nixon: Presidency and Watergate

28
Release: Regulate by Warren G is releasedRegulate by Warren G is released (1994)Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1990s

May
8
The StandThe TV miniseries The Stand premieres (1994)Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

10
Death of John Wayne GacyDeath of John Wayne Gacy, an American serial killer (1994)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

10
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africas first black presidentNelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africas first black presidentBiography of Nelson Mandela: End of Apartheid
Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

12
The Seinfeld episode The Hamptons first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Hamptons first airs (1994)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

13
Release: The Crow is released in theatres.The Crow is released (1994)Top 10 Graphic Novel Movie Adaptations
Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops
Superhero Origins: The Crow
Top 10 Revenge Movies

19
Death of Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisDeath of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, wife of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.Top 10 Influential First Ladies of the United States

19
The TV series In Living Color airs its last episodeThe TV series In Living Color airs its last episode (1994)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

19
The TV series L.A. Law airs its last episodeThe TV series L.A. Law airs its last episode (1994)Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters

20
Release: MaverickThe film Maverick is released (1994)Top 10 Gambling Movies
Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series

23
The TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation airs its last episodeThe TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation airs its last episode (1994)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Top 10 Annoying TV Characters

24
Convictions at the World Trade Center bombingFour men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison (1994)Top 10 Infamous Bombings

24
Release: Release of Ill CommunicationRelease of Ill Communication (1994)Top 10 Beastie Boys Songs

27
Release: The FlintstonesThe film The Flintstones is released (1994)Top 10 Worst Movie Casting Choices

30
Release: Closer by Nine Inch NailsThe song Closer by Nine Inch Nails is released (1994)Top 10 Controversial Music Videos
Top 10 Lovemaking Songs

Jun
7
Release: Ed WoodThe film Ed Wood is released (1994)Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles

10
Speed is releasedThe film Speed is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Terrorists
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Movie Train Fights
Top 10 Fictional Hostage Movies
Top 10 Keanu Reeves Roles

12
Death of Nicole Brown.Death of Nicole Brown. Her death prompted the O.J. Simpson murder trial.Top 10 Unsolved Murder Mysteries

15
Release: The Lion KingThe film The Lion King is released (1994)Top 10 Disney Villain Songs
Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments
Top 10 Movie Kings
Top 10 Saddest Animal Deaths in Movies
Top 10 Animated Disney Villains
Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Movie Moments
Top 10 Oscar-Winning Songs
Top 10 Animated Disney Songs
Top 10 Modern Disney Animated Characters

15
Release: The Lion King is released in theatersThe film The Lion King is released (1994)Top 10 Darkest and Scariest Disney Moments

17
O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco Car Chase Takes PlaceO.J. Simpson led police on a 2-hour slow speed car chase after being charged with murder (1994).Top 10 Televised Events of All Time

17
Release: WolfThe film Wolf is released (1994)Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)

Jul
6
Release: Forrest Gump is releasedThe film Forrest Gump is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Narrations
Top 10 Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Motivational Movies

8
Death of Kim II-sungKim II-sung dies (1994).Top 10 Influential Political Leaders of the Last Century

8
Kim Jong-il assumes supreme leadership of North Korea Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung (1994)Top 10 Ruthless Dictators

9
Release: Forrest Gump is releasedThe film Forrest Gump is released (1994)Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film

15
Release: True LiesThe film True Lies is released (1994)Top 10 Comedic Moments In Action Films
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s

26
Release: I'll Make Love to YouThe song I'll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men is released (1994)Top 10 Lovemaking Songs

29
Release: The MaskThe film The Mask is released (1994)Top 10 Hilarious Jim Carrey Moments

Aug
5
The Little Rascals is releasedThe Little Rascals is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Brats

12
Release: Rednex's Cotton Eye Joe was releasedRednex's 'Cotton Eye Joe' was released (1994).Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

12
Release: Release of Cotton Eye Joe by RednexRelease of Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex (1994)Top 10 Most Hated Songs

24
Release: Natural Born KillersThe film Natural Born Killers is released (1994)Top 10 Modern Movie Soundtracks Guys Love

25
The show My So-Called Life airs its first episodeThe show My So-Called Life airs its first episode (1994)Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon

26
Release: It's PatThe film It's Pat is released (1994)Top 10 Worst Comedy Movies

26
Release: Natural Born KillersThe film Natural Born Killers is released (1994)Top 10 Real-Life Crimes Inspired by Movies and TV
Top 10 Murderous Women in Film

30
Release: Oasis' Definitely Maybe is releasedOasis' debut album, 'Definitely Maybe,' is releasedTop 10 Debut Rock Albums

31
Release: Release date of the first Need for Speed game.On this day Need for Speed, the first title in the popular racing series was first released. It has since become one of the biggest names in racing games next to the likes of Mario Kart, Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport.Top 10 Electronic Arts Games

Sep
5
Release: Bad Religion album, Stranger Than Fiction, is releasedBad Religion's eighth album, 'Stranger Than Fiction,' is releasedTop 10 Punk Bands

5
Premiere of Aladdin TV SeriesPremiere of Disney's 'Aladdin' TV Series (1994).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

7
Release: Weezer song Buddy Holly is releasedWeezer song Buddy Holly is released (1994)Top 10 Music Videos of All Time

10
Debut of the TV show The Magic School Bus.The Magic School Bus had its debut on this day in 1994 on PBS Kids.Top 10 Fictional Television Schools

13
Release: The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut, Ready to Die, is releasedThe Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, "ready to die," is released (1994)Top 10 The Notorious B.I.G. Songs
Top 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums

15
Release: Angels in the OutfieldThe film Angels in the Outfield is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Angels

16
Release: TimecopThe film Timecop is released (1994)Top 10 Jean-Claude Van Damme Splits

19
The TV series ER airs its first episodeThe TV series ER airs its first episode (1994)Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters
Top 10 TV Doctors
Top 10 Saddest TV Deaths

22
Debut of the American sitcom Friends.Debut of the American sitcom Friends. The popular series revolves around a circle of friends in Manhattan, a borough of New York City.Top 10 Greatest Fictional Restaurants
Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1990s

22
The TV series Frasier airs its first episodeThe TV series Friends airs its first episode (1994)Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes
Top 10 Trends of the 1990s

22
The TV series Friends airs its first episodeThe TV series Friends airs its first episode (1994)Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 TV Weddings
How I Met Your Mother vs. Friends
Top 10 TV Womanizers
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases
Top 10 TV Bromances
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples
Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)
Top 10 Annoying TV Characters

23
Release: The Shawshank RedemptionThe film The Shawshank Redemption is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Suicides
Top 10 Old Wise Men in Movies
Top 10 Movie Narrations

28
The sinking of the MS EstoniaThe sinking of the MS Estonia (1994)Top 10 Shipwrecks

Oct
7
Release: Ed WoodThe film Ed Wood is released (1994)Top 10 Tim Burton Movies

12
Approximately the day NHL 94 was releasedNHL '94 is widely considered the best Ice Hockey video game to date, its legacy has become so legendary that future NHL releases have included special modes reflecting on '94Top 10 Sports Video Games

14
Release: Pulp FictionThe film Pulp Fiction is released (1994)Top 10 Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Comeback Performances
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels
Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Characters
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Scenes
Top 10 Modern Movie Soundtracks Guys Love
Top 10 Movies of All Time
Top 10 Movie Badasses
Top 10 Unexpected Dance Scenes in Non-Dance Movies
Top 10 Dark Comedy Movies

14
Release: The Shawshank RedemptionThe film The Shawshank Redemption is released (1994)Top 10 Prison Escape Films
Top 10 Movies of All Time
Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels
Top 10 Movies of the 1990s

16
Release: TimecopThe film Timecop is released (1994)Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights

19
Release: ClerksThe film Clerks is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Crossovers
Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies
Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers

24
Death of Raul JuliaDeath of Raul Julia (1994).Top 10 Posthumous Movie Performances

24
Premiere of GargoylesPremiere of Disney animated TV series, 'Gargoyles' (1994).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

26
Release: The Last SeductionThe film The Last Seduction is released (1994)Top 10 Femme Fatales in Modern Cinema

28
'Killer Instinct' is released in arcades.'Killer Instinct' is released in arcades. The game also received a high profile launch on the Super Nintendo and its popularity led to a sequel.Top 10 Fighting Game Characters

28
Release: Shook Ones (Part II) by Mobb Deep is releasedShook Ones (Part II) by Mobb Deep is released (1994)Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1990s

Nov
1
Release: Nirvana's The Man Who Sold the World cover is releasedNirvana's 'The Man Who Sold the World' cover is releasedTop 10 Cover Songs

2
O.J. Simpson trial beginsO.J. Simpson trial begins (1994)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America

6
Release: The Simpsons episode Bart's Girlfriend first airsThe Simpsons episode Bart's Girlfriend first airs (1994)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)

11
Release: Interview with the VampireThe film Interview with the Vampire is released (1994)Top 10 Vampires in Movies and TV (REDUX)
Top 10 Movie Vampires

18
Release: Leon: The ProfessionalThe film Leon: The Professional is released (1994)Top 10 Adult and Kid Friendships in Movies
Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

18
Release: Star Trek GenerationsThe film Star Trek Generations is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Crossovers

21
Release of Donkey Kong Country.Release of Donkey Kong Country. Released for the SNES, this platformer from Rare became a phenomenon and pushed the hardware beyond anything that had been done before.Top 10 Side-Scrolling Platform Games

23
Release: The Santa ClauseThe film The Santa Clause is released (1994)Top 10 Classic Christmas Movies

24
Death of Benjamin Lefty RuggieroDeath of Benjamin Lefty Ruggiero, a real-life gangster portrayed by Al Pacino in the movie Donnie Brasco (1994)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters

28
Death of Jeffrey DahmerDeath of Jeffrey Dahmer, an American serial killer (1994)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)
Top 10 Worst Humans of All Time

Dec
6
Release: Vitalogy is releasedVitalogy is released (1994).Top 10 Best Pearl Jam Songs

16
Release: Dumb and Dumber is releasedThe movie Dumb and Dumber is released to theaters (1994)Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1990s
Top 10 Movie Dream Sequences
Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés
Top 10 Hilarious Jim Carrey Moments
Top 10 Movie Idiots
Top 10 Movie Cars
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Bromances
Top 10 Hilarious Gross Out Scenes
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Toilet Scenes

23
Release: Death and the MaidenThe film Death and the Maiden is released (1994)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

28
Release: The Madness of King GeorgeThe film The Madness of King George is released (1994)Top 10 Movie Kings