January 17th, 1994, was a Monday. It was day 17 of 1994. The decade was the Nineties.
29 years, 2 months and 6 days have passed since January 17th, 1994.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
Notable events that occurred on January 17th, 1994.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1994.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is January 17th, 1994, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. In America, the song Hero by Mariah Carey is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Twist And Shout by Chaka Demus & Pliers is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Mrs. Doubtfire is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister.
In Europe, a war is continuing to rage on in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meanwhile, in technology news, a relatively new storage format called the CD is beginning to outpace the regular cassette tape in music sales. The disc-based format gives listeners the ability to skip between songs instead of having to manually rewind and forward. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network.
Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems. In fashion, "grunge" clothing has declined in popularity and women are beginning to wear form-fitting outfits such as slip dresses and pencil skirts. Movies such as Clueless and The Craft have popularized the "sexy school girl" look. It's 1994, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of All-4-One, Boyz II Men, R. Kelly, Céline Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Wet Wet Wet, Rednex and Mariah Carey.
Former NWA member Dr. Dre is currently in the news for all of the wrong reasons after he recently lead police on a high speed pursuit through Beverly Hills in his Ferrari. The "Death Row Records" rap star, who was arrested after the incident, is believed to have been over the legal alcohol limit. People are currently shocked by the news that Tonya Harding's ex-husband and her bodyguard have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out an attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. The attack, which recently took place at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, has been receiving widespread media attention. In sports news, NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor has recently announced his retirement. His announcement came after his team the New York Giants were defeated 44-3 by the San Francisco 49ers.
In Los Angeles, 57 people have been left dead following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bill Hicks, John Candy, Kurt Cobain and Richard Nixon would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Melrose Place" and "Mad About You".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat", "X-Men", "Gunstar Heroes" and "Sonic Spinball". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mr. Bean", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", "Goof Troop" and "Living Single". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Micro Machines, Lego Pirates, Pogs / Milkcaps and Mighty Max.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 17th, 1994.
Popular music artists in 1994 included Ace of Base, All-4-One, Mariah Carey, ZZ Top, Céline Dion, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Bruce Springsteen, Rednex, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Da Brat and Craig Mack.
In 1994, the best NBA players were Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Latrell Sprewell, Shawn Kemp, Charles Barkley, David Robinson, Mitch Richmond, Kevin Johnson, Derrick Coleman, Dominique Wilkins, Shaquille O'Neal, Mark Price and Gary Payton.
Pope John Paul II was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1994.
During the middle of the 1990s, female clothing began to become more form-fitting, as those badly-shaped "mom jeans" began to disappear. Grunge fashion started to decline and popular outfits began to include tartan minikilts, hot pants, slip dresses and knee highs.
Movies released in 1994 included The Lion King, Forrest Gump, The Mask, True Lies, Speed, The Flintstones, Dumb and Dumber, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Interview with the Vampire, Clear and Present Danger, Stargate, Pulp Fiction, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Crow, D2: The Mighty Ducks and The Little Rascals.
In 1994, the best soccer players were Hristo Stoichkov, Roberto Baggio, Paolo Maldini, Gheorghe Hagi, Tomas Brolin, Jürgen Klinsmann, Thomas Ravelli, Jari Litmanen, Marcel Desailly and Dejan Savićević.
"Forrest Gump" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.
"Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen would go on to win a Grammy for 1994's Song of the Year.
During the mid-1990s, kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".
During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
In 1993 and 1994, music CDs were beginning to outsell cassettes and vinyl. This transition marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.
During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
During this time, the Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In August of 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves. In the first half of the 1990s, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis were the dominant video game consoles.
During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist, plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, a hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.
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Television shows that people were watching in January, 1994.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
1994 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi A4, the Chrysler Neon, the Dodge Avenger, the Toyota Avalon, the Ford Windstar and the Škoda Felicia.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1994.
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Barney & Friends
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Clarissa Explains It All
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Rosie and Jim
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Garfield and Friends
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1994.
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Littlest Pet Shop
Teen Talk Barbie
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Cabbage Patch Kids
Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1994.
Helicopter-based shoot-em-up that was released for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.
Sci-fi FPS shooter game.
Mario's Time Machine
Educational video game.
Puzzle video game that was released for the Game Boy.
Pinball video game that was released for the Sega Genesis.
Platform SEGA game based on the 1992 film.
Basketball arcade game.
Puzzle adventure game.
Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
Mighty Final Fight
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Action game developed by SEGA.
Mortal Kombat II
Sequel of the arcade fighting game. Developed by Midway Games.
Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Platform game that released on the Super NES and Sega Genesis.
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.
Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.
FIFA International Soccer
The first FIFA game. Released for the Sega Mega Drive.
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1994.
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1994.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 17th, 2000, instead.
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Historical weather information for January 17th, 1994.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1994.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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