< MCMXCIV = 1994 >
Events in 1994
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|17 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|30 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1414 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|10 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.|
|1 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|26 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|3 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|22 April:|| ||Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States, dies in New York at age 81.|
|27 April:|| ||The first democratic election is held in South Africa since the country ended apartheid.|
|8 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|10 May:|| ||Lucebert, Dutch poet, dies in Alkmaar at age 69.|
|10 May:|| ||Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as president of South Africa.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|22 June:|| ||Argos in Greece, Béziers in France, Cadiz in Spain, Évora in Portugal, Colchester in Great Britain, Cork in Ireland, Tongeren in Belgium, Maastricht in Netherlands, Worms in Germany and Roskilde in Denmark come together to form the Most Ancient European Towns Network.|
|15 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|14 November:|| ||The first passengers travel through the Channel Tunnel.|
|14 December:|| ||Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam in China, opened in 2008 as the world's largest power station with a generating capacity of 18200 megawatt.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|31 December:|| ||The central Pacific archipelago nation Kiribati moves the International Date Line to its eastern border to synchronize the days throughout its territory.|
People in 1994
Pope John Paul II, Time Man of the Year.Gladwyn Jebb, Bob Hope, Albert Broccoli, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1994 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1898, 1910, 1921, 1927, 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1977 and 1983 in the century before it and 2005, 2011, 2022, 2033, 2039, 2050, 2061, 2067, 2078 and 2089 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1994 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 March 2017.