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
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
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 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
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
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
Singer Davy JonesSinger Davy Jones 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
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
24th - 4 Moslem fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
25th - "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 perfs
Gangster Whitey BulgerGangster Whitey Bulger 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
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
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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