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January 22, 1994

January 22, 1994, was a Saturday. It was 30 years, 3 months, and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 22, 1994:

  • Actor Telly Savalas passes away at the age of 72.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 22, 1994:

  • United States: "Hero" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Twist And Shout" by Chaka Demus & Pliers

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 22, 1994

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • All For Love - Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting
  • Hero - Mariah Carey
  • Breathe Again - Toni Braxton
  • Again - Janet Jackson
  • All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
Play the top songs from 1994
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1994. Take a trip back to the days of Wet Wet Wet, the Cranberries, Bon Jovi and Ace of Base.
Philadelphia

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Philadelphia".

Facts

This date was 11,074 days ago. Approximately 369 months have passed. It was the 22nd day of 1994, in week 03. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 123 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 22, 1994

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, January 22, 1994. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

In America, the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Twist And Shout" by Chaka Demus & Pliers is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Philadelphia is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

A war is continuing to rage 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 starting to become more widespread. 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 fallen out of favor, 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 schoolgirl" 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.

People are 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.

Tributes are pouring in for former Manchester United manager Matt Busby, who has passed away at the age of 84. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bill Hicks, John Candy, Kurt Cobain, and Richard Nixon would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Matlock", "In the Heat of the Night", "Melrose Place", and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master", "Mighty Final Fight", "Tetris 2", and "Mario's Time Machine". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Postman Pat", "Bill Nye the Science Guy", "Biker Mice from Mars", and "The Nanny". Popular toys at the moment include Lego Pirates, Fear Street books, the SEGA Game Gear, and X-Men Action Figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 22, 1994.

  • 1994 in music.

    1994 in music

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1994?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1994?

    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.

    Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II was named Time Person of the Year in 1994.
  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    Mid-1990s fashion

    During the mid-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.
  • 1994 in movies.

    1994 in movies

    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.
  • Best football players in 1994.

    Best football players in 1994

    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.

    Forrest Gump

    "Forrest Gump" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.
  • The Internet is growing.

    The Internet is growing

    A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
  • Bruce Springsteen - "Streets of Philadelphia"

    Bruce Springsteen - "Streets of Philadelphia"

    "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen would go on to win a Grammy for 1994's Song of the Year.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    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".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl.

    Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl

    Music CDs started outselling cassettes and vinyl in 1993 and 1994. This marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.
  • Pogs.

    Pogs

    A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War

    A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo

    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.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 22, 1994.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 22, 1994.

  • December 25, 1993: The comedy film Grumpy Old Men (1993) is released in movie theaters.
  • December 28, 1993: Italian striker Roberto Baggio wins the 1993 Ballon d'Or.
  • January 1, 1994:
    • Actor Cesar Romero passes away.
    • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect.
  • January 3, 1994: Irish crime: 22-year-old Imelda Keenan goes missing in Waterford City.
  • January 6, 1994:
    • Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is struck on the leg with a baton by an unknown assailant.
    • Ylenia Carrisi (23) disappears while vacationing in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • January 10, 1994: Rapper Dr. Dre is arrested after he leads police on a high speed pursuit through Beverly Hills in his Ferrari.
  • January 13, 1994: Tonya Harding's ex-husband and her bodyguard are arrested on suspicion of carrying out an attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
  • January 15, 1994: NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement.
  • January 17, 1994: 57 people are killed by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles.
  • January 20, 1994: Former Manchester United manager Matt Busby passes away.
  • This date: January 22, 1994
  • January 25, 1994: Alice in Chains release the album "Jar of Flies".
  • January 26, 1994: A student fires blank shots from a starting pistol at Prince Charles in Sydney, Australia.
  • January 28, 1994: Graeme Souness resigns as Liverpool manager after a shock FA Cup defeat against Bristol City.
  • January 30, 1994:
    • Super Bowl XXVIII: The Buffalo Bills endure their fourth consecutive Super Bowl defeat after the Dallas Cowboys win by 30-13 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
    • Soccer: Roy Evans replaces Graeme Souness as the new manager of Liverpool.
  • February 1, 1994: Green Day release their album "Dookie".
  • February 3, 1994: Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme marries actress Darcy LaPier.
  • February 4, 1994: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) is released.
  • February 5, 1994:
    • White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
    • 68 people are killed when the Bosnian Serb Army fire a mortar shell at an open air market place in Sarajevo.
  • February 8, 1994: A man files a criminal complaint against actor Jack Nicholson for hitting his car with a golf club.
  • February 12, 1994:
    • A painting called "The Scream" is stolen in Oslo, Norway.
    • The 1994 Winter Olympics begin in Lillehammer, Norway.
  • February 14, 1994: Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo is executed.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 22, 1994, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1994 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 22, 1994 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1994

People in January 1994 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from January 1994.

The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Frasier
Frasier
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
The X-Files
The X-Files
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mad About You
Mad About You
Martin
Martin
Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Baywatch
Baywatch

Cars in 1994

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.

Cars in 1994.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 22, 1994

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1994:

The Nanny
The Nanny
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life

Biker Mice from Mars
Biker Mice from Mars
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Living Single
Living Single
The Animals of Farthing Wood
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1994

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Power Rangers figures
Matchbox Car Wash
Matchbox Car Wash
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Nerf Arrowstorm
Nerf Arrowstorm
Action Man
Action Man
The Talkboy
The Talkboy
Mighty Max
Mighty Max
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
X-Men Action Figures
X-Men Action Figures
Teen Talk Barbie
Teen Talk Barbie
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 1994.

Jungle Strike 1993
Jungle Strike
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
Doom 1993
Doom
Mario's Time Machine 1993
Mario's Time Machine
Tetris 2 1993
Tetris 2
Sonic Spinball 1993
Sonic Spinball
Disney's Aladdin 1993
Disney's Aladdin
NBA Jam 1993
NBA Jam
Myst 1993
Myst
Gunstar Heroes 1993
Gunstar Heroes
Mighty Final Fight 1993
Mighty Final Fight
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

Were you born on January 22, 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 22, 2000, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 22.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh

Explorer Deceased
Born on January 22, 1552
He was not alive on this date.

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

Singer Deceased
Born on January 22, 1931
He was not alive on this date.

John Hurt

John Hurt

Actor Deceased
Born on January 22, 1940
He turned 54 on this day in 1994.

John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp

Actor
Born on January 22, 1955
He turned 39 on this day in 1994.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Hip Hop DJ
Born on January 22, 1965
He turned 29 on this day in 1994.

Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri

Television personality
Born on January 22, 1968
He turned 26 on this day in 1994.

Christopher Masterson

Christopher Masterson

Actor
Born on January 22, 1980
He turned 14 on this day in 1994.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 22, 1994.

UK

UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 22, 1994 was most likely conceived around May 1, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 22, 1994 is close to October 15, 1994.

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Stats for January 22, 1994

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 22, 1994:

  • 11,074 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,582 weeks have passed.
  • 956,790,000 seconds have passed since January 22, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,116,255,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 493,703,640,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 159,465,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 82,283,940 steps. That's roughly 36,571 miles.
  • 11,481,480 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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