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March 3, 1994

March 3, 1994, was a Thursday. It was 30 years, 4 months, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on March 3, 1994?

  • Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain overdoses on Rohypnol and champagne in Rome, Italy.
  • US troops withdraw from Somalia.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 3, 1994:

  • United States: "The Power Of Love" by Celine Dion
  • United Kingdom: "Without You" by Mariah Carey

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 3, 1994

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The Power Of Love - Celine Dion
  • The Sign - Ace Of Base
  • Whatta Man - Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue
  • All For Love - Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting
  • Breathe Again - Toni Braxton
Play the top singles 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.
On Deadly Ground

Top movie at the box office

The movie "On Deadly Ground" was at the top of the box office on March 3, 1994.

Facts

This date occurred 11,101 days ago. Approximately 370 months have passed. It was the 62nd day of 1994, in week 09. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on March 3, 1994, are now 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 123 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 3, 1994

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is March 3, 1994, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter.

In America, the song "The Power Of Love" by Celine Dion is at the top of the singles charts, while "Without You" by Mariah Carey is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie On Deadly Ground is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Family Matters", and "The Nanny". 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.

In Europe, a war is continuing to rage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the Palestinian city Hebron, 29 people have tragically lost their lives in a shooting massacre. The attacker, an American-Israeli extremist called Baruch Goldstein, was beaten to death by survivors in the aftermath of the shooting. Tributes are pouring in for comedian Bill Hicks, who recently passed away at the age of 32 from pancreatic cancer. Hicks had been diagnosed with the disease in June 1993.

In Gloucester, England, suspected serial killer Fred West and his wife have been arrested by police. The arrests follow recent excavations at their home in Wests' Cromwell Street. There are fears for the life of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, who is in a coma in Rome, Italy. Cobain is believed to have overdosed on Rohypnol and champagne. US troops have withdrawn from Somalia earlier than expected. Initially, the deadline had been set for March 31st.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Kurt Cobain, Richard Nixon, Ayrton Senna, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Mortal Kombat", "Disney's Aladdin", "Sonic Spinball", and "Sonic the Hedgehog 3". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "The Animals of Farthing Wood", "Biker Mice from Mars", and "Boy Meets World".

Children are playing with toys such as Sylvanian Families, Fear Street books, Nerf Blaster, and Power Rangers figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 3, 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 March 3, 1994.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 3, 1994.

  • 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.
  • February 24, 1994: Police in Gloucester, England, begin excavations at the home of suspected serial killer Fred West.
  • February 25, 1994: 29 muslims are murdered by a religious extremist in the West Bank.
  • February 26, 1994: Comedian Bill Hicks passes away from pancreatic cancer.
  • February 28, 1994:
    • US forces shoot down four Serbian aircraft over Bosnia and Herzegovina for violating a no-fly zone.
    • English serial killer Fred West and his wife are arrested.
  • March 1, 1994: Nirvana play their final concert.
  • This date: March 3, 1994
  • March 4, 1994:
    • Anti-abortionist Michael Griffin is found guilty of the 1993 murder of American physician Dr. David Gunn.
    • Actor John Candy passes away after a heart attack.
  • March 8, 1994:
    • Nine Inch Nails release their album "The Downward Spiral".
    • The United States bans smoking in all workplaces.
  • March 12, 1994: The first female priests are ordained by the Church of England.
  • March 14, 1994: The first production version of the Linux OS is released.
  • March 18, 1994: Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) is released.
  • March 19, 1994: Arkansas crime: Damien Echols (18) and Jason Baldwin (16) are found guilty of the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis.
  • March 20, 1994:
    • WrestleMania X: Bret Hart defeats Yokozuna at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
    • WrestleMania X: Razor Ramon defeats Shawn Michaels in a Ladder Match.
  • March 21, 1994: A grand jury in Portland issues an indictment stating there is evidence Tonya Harding participated in the attack plot on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
  • March 23, 1994:
    • Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is shot dead in Tijuana.
    • 24 US soldiers are killed in a mid-air collision at an air base in North Carolina.
  • March 25, 1994: D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) is released.
  • March 28, 1994: Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson decides to quit due to disagreements with the owner.
  • April 1, 1994: The first episode of "Sister, Sister" is aired.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 3, 1994, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1994 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 3, 1994 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in March 1994

Television shows that people were watching in March 1994:

TV shows from March 1994.

Babylon 5
Babylon 5
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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1994

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1994

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 March 1994.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1994
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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

Were you born on March 3, 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 March 3, 2000, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 3.

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor Deceased
Born on March 3, 1847
He was not alive on this date.

Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating

Singer
Born on March 3, 1977
He turned 17 on this day in 1994.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Actress
Born on March 3, 1982
She turned 12 on this day in 1994.

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

NFL player
Born on March 3, 1993
He turned 1 on this day in 1994.

Antonio Rüdiger

Antonio Rüdiger

Soccer player
Born on March 3, 1993
He turned 1 on this day in 1994.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello

Singer
Born on March 3, 1997
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on March 3, 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 March 3, 1994 was most likely conceived around June 10, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 3, 1994 is close to November 24, 1994.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 3, 1994:

  • 11,101 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,585 weeks have passed.
  • 959,122,800 seconds have passed since March 3, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,118,976,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 494,907,364,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 159,853,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 82,484,561 steps. That's roughly 36,660 miles.
  • 11,509,474 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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