March 23, 1994

March 23, 1994, was a Wednesday. It was 30 years, 2 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on 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.
Song charts

Popular songs

On March 23, 1994, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "The Sign" by Ace of Base
  • United Kingdom: "Doop" by Doop

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 23, 1994

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • The Sign - Ace Of Base
  • The Power Of Love - Celine Dion
  • Without You/Never Forget You - Mariah Carey
  • Whatta Man - Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue
  • Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly
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.
The Naked Gun 33 1/3

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Naked Gun 33 1/3".


This date occurred 11,043 days ago. Approximately 368 months have passed. It was the 82nd day of 1994, in week 12. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on March 23, 1994, are now 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 123 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 23, 1994

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 23, 1994, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. In America, the song "The Sign" by Ace of Base is at the top of the singles charts, while "Doop" by Doop is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie The Naked Gun 33 1/3 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 "Matlock", "Married... with Children", "The X-Files", and "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman". 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 wrestling, Bret Hart has defeated Yokozuna at WrestleMania X in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

A grand jury in Portland has just announced that there is evidence that Tonya Harding participated in the attack plot on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan back in January. In Mexico, presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio has been shot dead in Tijuana. His assassination occurred during a campaign rally. In North Carolina, 24 US soldiers have lost their lives in a mid-air collision at the Pope Field air base in Cumberland County.

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 "Myst", "Disney's Aladdin", "Jungle Strike", and "Mega Man 6". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Fireman Sam", "Mr. Bean", "Art Attack", and "Clarissa Explains It All".

Children are playing with toys such as Micro Machines, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Nerf Blaster, and Mighty Max.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 23, 1994.

  • Streets of Rage 3 is released.

    Streets of Rage 3 is released

    On St. Patrick's Day in 1994, the video game "Streets of Rage 3" was released for the Sega Genesis.
  • 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.


    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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 23, 1994.

  • 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.
  • March 3, 1994:
    • Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain overdoses on Rohypnol and champagne in Rome, Italy.
    • US troops withdraw from Somalia.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 23, 1994
  • 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.
  • April 5, 1994: Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain commits suicide in Seattle.
  • April 6, 1994: Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana is assassinated when his jet is shot down.
  • April 7, 1994:
    • Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from actor Ashley Hamilton.
    • The Rwandan Genocide begins.
    • Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana is assassinated at her home.
  • April 8, 1994: Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain is found dead at his home in Lake Washington, Seattle.
  • April 10, 1994: Scottish band "Wet Wet Wet" release their cover version of the song "Love Is All Around".
  • April 11, 1994: The Offspring release their album "Smash".
  • April 14, 1994: Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley announce that they will be separating after nine years of marriage.
  • April 18, 1994: Actress Roseanne Barr files for divorce from Tom Arnold after four years of marriage.
  • April 19, 1994: Rapper Nas releases his debut studio album "Illmatic".
  • April 20, 1994: South Africa adopts its new national flag.
  • April 22, 1994: Former US President Richard Nixon passes away four days after suffering a stroke.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 23, 1994, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1994 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 23, 1994 falls under the Falcon.
  • 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

In March 1994, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from March 1994.

Babylon 5
Babylon 5
The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
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
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:

Weird Science
Weird Science
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
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

Toys 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 March 1994.

Super Metroid 1994
Super Metroid
Mega Man 6 1994
Mega Man 6
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1994
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Jungle Strike 1993
Jungle Strike
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
Doom 1993
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
Myst 1993

Were you born on March 23, 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 23, 2000, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 23.

Marin Hinkle

Marin Hinkle

Born on March 23, 1966
She turned 28 on this day in 1994.

Mo Farah

Mo Farah

British runner
Born on March 23, 1983
He turned 11 on this day in 1994.

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Basketball player
Born on March 23, 1992
He turned 2 on this day in 1994.

Greg O'Shea

Greg O'Shea

Love Island winner
Born on March 23, 1995
He was born exactly one year after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on March 23:


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on March 23, 1994.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 23, 1994 was most likely conceived around June 30, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 23, 1994 is close to December 14, 1994.

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Stats for March 23, 1994


Here are some interesting statistics about March 23, 1994:

  • 11,043 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,577 weeks have passed.
  • 954,111,600 seconds have passed since March 23, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,113,130,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 492,321,585,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 159,018,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 82,053,598 steps. That's roughly 36,468 miles.
  • 11,449,339 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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