Today in History for December 1994

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 59 of 59

1st - 3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident
1st - Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating
1st - Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico
1st - PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail
1st - Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London
2nd - "Cobb" premieres
2nd - Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
2nd - Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to the hospital for ulcer treatment
2nd - Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
4th - "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 perfs
4th - "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 perfs
4th - 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
4th - Marta Figueras-Dottie/Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
Composer Andrew Lloyd WebberComposer Andrew Lloyd Webber 6th - Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
6th - Orange County California files for bankruptcy
6th - Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995
7th - 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win
7th - Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide
8th - "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per
8th - Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges
8th - Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
9th - 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 9th - US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
10th - 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
10th - European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins
10th - Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat
11th - Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
11th - Russian troops enter Chechnya
13th - American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
15th - "Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 15th - John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier
15th - Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
15th - Palau becomes a member of the UN.
16th - Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI
17th - KLM's last DC-10 goes out of service
18th - "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
18th - "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 perf
18th - Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
18th - General Hospital stars Kristina Malandro & Jack Wagner wed
18th - Norman, Couples & Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge
Singer Davy JonesSinger Davy Jones 18th - Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
19th - Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
21st - Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
22nd - "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 perfs
22nd - Italian government of Berlusconi resigns
23rd - Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players
23rd - Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years
Gangster Whitey BulgerGangster Whitey Bulger 24th - 4 Moslem fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
25th - "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 perfs
26th - French commando's terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
28th - Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)
28th - Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection
29th - B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
29th - Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette 29th - Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
29th - Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG
31st - 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
31st - Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
31st - This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

3rd - Jake T. Austin, American actor
5th - Emily Marie Estefan, daughter of Gloria & Emilio
17th - Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter
29th - Princess Kako of Akishino of Japan

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

10th - Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City
Rock guitarist Richie SamboraRock guitarist Richie Sambora (17th) 17th - Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France
17th - Queen of Pop Celine Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada
26th - Actor Jason Hervey (22) weds Kelley Patricia O'Neill (27)
26th - President Clinton's brother Roger Clinton (37) weds 8-mo pregnant Molly Nartin (25)
28th - Billy Ray Cyrus (Achy Breaky Heart) weds Leticia Finley
29th - Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 100

1st - Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies
1st - Lionel Stander, actor (Max-Hart to Hart), dies at 86
2nd - Donald John Urquhart, librarian, dies at 85
2nd - James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer, dies at 86
3rd - Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
3rd - Elizabeth Meyer, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
3rd - Giorgi Chanturia, Pres of Georgia, assassinated
3rd - Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
3rd - Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
4th - Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73
4th - Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
4th - Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
4th - Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78
4th - Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator, dies at 63
5th - Harry Horner, Czech/US set designer/director (Our Town), dies at 84
5th - Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
5th - Ronald Ridout, school textbook author, dies at 78
6th - AJ Bronkhorst, vicar/theologist (Reform The Netherlands), dies at 80
6th - Alan Owen, English screenplay/actor (Hard Day's Night), dies at 69
6th - Gian Maria Volonte, actresss (Fistful of Dollars), dies at 61
7th - Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
7th - J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
8th - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67
8th - Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer, dies at 89
9th - Garnet Silk, Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28
9th - Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94), dies at 82
9th - Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Ringo, dies of Leukemia at 48
9th - Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
10th - Garnett Silk, vocalist, dies at 28
10th - George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
10th - Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
10th - Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
10th - Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
11th - Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102
11th - Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1979), dies
11th - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
12th - Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
12th - Donna J. Stone, poet, dies of heart failure at 61
12th - Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83
12th - John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
12th - Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46
13th - Antoine Pinay, PM of France (1952-53), dies
13th - Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US librarian/Yale-curator, dies at 83
13th - Norman Beaton, actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), dies at 60
14th - Mary Ann McCall, singer, dies at 75
14th - Petrus HJ van Doorne, bus manufacturer/owner (BOVA), dies at 58
14th - Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)
15th - Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86
15th - Harry Tobias, songwriter, dies at 99
15th - Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist, dies at 88
15th - Mollie Doreen Phillips, Brit figure skater (Eur-bronze-33), dies at 87
16th - Mary Durack, author dies at 81
16th - Samuel Lipman, music critic, dies at 60
17th - Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
18th - Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director, dies at 71
18th - Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98
18th - Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
18th - Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)
19th - Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
20th - Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85
20th - J C "Jody" Bateman, fiddler, dies at 75
21st - Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85
21st - Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
23rd - Charles Shirley, jazz arranger, dies at 74
23rd - Didier Rocher, son of French cosmetic maker Yves Rocher, dies at 41
23rd - Nora Dunfree, US actress (Grass Harp), dies at 78
23rd - Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades), dies at 89
24th - Jimmy Buddy Lee Land Ace, singer, dies at 57
24th - John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist, dies at 47
24th - John James Osborne, playwright, dies at 65
24th - John Keith Wright, English Asst Sect of State (1971-84), dies at 66
24th - John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Luther), dies at 65
24th - Julie Haydon, [Donella Donaldson], US actress (Scoundrel), dies at 84
24th - Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Uncle Wanja, Charlotte), dies at 74
24th - Nathan I. Daniel, inventor (Guitars), dies at 82
24th - Rossano Brazzi, It resistance fight/actor (Final Justice), dies at 78
25th - Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
25th - Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78
26th - Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74
26th - Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies
26th - Karl Schiller, minister of RFA Economics (1966-72), dies
26th - Robert Emhardt, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 80
26th - Sylvia Brandts Buys, actress (Hague's Post), dies at 85
26th - Sylvia Koscina, Croatian/Italian actress (Hercules), dies at 61
27th - Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70
27th - Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister, dies at 83
27th - Peter Barker Howard May, cricket (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64
27th - Sadi de Gorter, Dutch author/diplomat (Abscess), dies at 82
27th - J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)
28th - Julian Belfrage, theatre agent, dies at 60
29th - Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
29th - Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
30th - Lloyd James Austin, french Scholar, dies at 79
31st - BAM "Bob" Schreiner, airline owner (S Aviation Group), dies at 79
31st - Harri Webb, poet, dies at 74
31st - Leigh Bowery, designer, dies at 33
31st - Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Story of Ruth), dies at 83
31st - Thomas J Watson Jr, CEO (IBM), dies of a stroke at 79
31st - Woodrow "Woody" Strode, US rugby player/black cowboy actor (Oil), dies
Actor and Sportsman Woody StrodeActor and Sportsman Woody Strode (31st) 31st - Woody Strode, actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante), dies at 80

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