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April 7, 1994

April 7, 1994, was a Thursday. It was 30 years, 2 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on April 7, 1994?

  • Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from actor Ashley Hamilton.
  • Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana is assassinated at her home.
  • The Rwandan Genocide begins.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 7, 1994:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 7, 1994

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

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

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Major League II" was at the top of the box office on April 7, 1994.

Facts

This date occurred 11,036 days ago. Approximately 368 months have passed. It was the 97th day of 1994, in week 14. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on April 7, 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 April 7, 1994

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 7, 1994, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1994 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

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 Major League II 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", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "One Foot in the Grave", 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 television news, a new sitcom called "Sister, Sister", which chronicles the lives of two reunited twins called Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell, has recently premiered on ABC. On the continent of Africa, a horrible event is unfolding, as the Hutu majority in Rwanda attempt to wipe out the Tutsi minority. This genocide began following the assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana.

Meanwhile, in celebrity news, "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shannen Doherty has filed for divorce from actor Ashley Hamilton after less than a year of marriage. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Richard Nixon, Ayrton Senna, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Nicole Brown Simpson would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Mortal Kombat", "Syndicate", "Mighty Final Fight", and "NBA Jam".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Postman Pat", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Doug", and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper". Children are playing with toys such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Super Soaker (water gun), Pogs / Milkcaps, and Littlest Pet Shop.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 7, 1994.

  • The Rwandan Genocide.

    The Rwandan Genocide

    The Rwandan Genocide was occurring at this time, as the Hutu majority had begun the mass slaughter of the Tutsi minority. Estimates place the death toll somewhere between 500,000 and 1,000,000.
  • 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 7, 1994.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 7, 1994
  • 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.
  • April 25, 1994: Blur release their album "Parklife".
  • April 26, 1994: 264 people are killed when China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan.
  • April 27, 1994: South Africa holds its first multi-race elections.
  • April 28, 1994: Former CIA agent Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union.
  • April 30, 1994:
    • Ireland win the 1994 European Song Contest with the song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.
    • Austrian racing driver Roland Ratzenberger dies in a crash during a qualifying race for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
  • May 1, 1994: Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna dies in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix.
  • May 2, 1994: Soccer: Manchester United win their second consecutive Premier League title after rivals Blackburn Rovers lose 2-1 against Coventry.
  • May 5, 1994: American teenager Michael Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
  • May 6, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 7, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 7, 1994 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1994

The following TV shows were popular in April 1994:

TV shows from April 1994.

Ellen
Ellen
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

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 April 1994

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

Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
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
Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Living Single
Living Single
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 April 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
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

Were you born on April 7, 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 April 7, 2000, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 7.

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Poet Deceased
Born on April 7, 1770
He was not alive on this date.

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Actor
Born on April 7, 1954
He turned 40 on this day in 1994.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Actor
Born on April 7, 1964
He turned 30 on this day in 1994.

Rosey

Rosey

Wrestler Deceased
Born on April 7, 1970
He turned 24 on this day in 1994.

Franck Ribery

Franck Ribery

French soccer player
Born on April 7, 1983
He turned 11 on this day in 1994.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 7, 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 April 7, 1994 was most likely conceived around July 15, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 7, 1994 is close to December 29, 1994.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 7, 1994:

  • 11,036 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,576 weeks have passed.
  • 953,510,400 seconds have passed since April 7, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,112,428,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 492,011,366,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 158,918,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 82,001,894 steps. That's roughly 36,445 miles.
  • 11,442,125 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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