April 8th, 1994

April 8th, 1994, fell on a Friday. It was day 98 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.

26 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since April 8th, 1994.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 8th, 1994:

  • Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain is found dead at his home in Lake Washington, Seattle.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 8th, 1994:

  • United States: The Sign - Ace of Base
  • United Kingdom: Doop - Doop

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "D2: The Mighty Ducks" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 8th, 1994 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer of 1994 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song The Sign by Ace of Base is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Doop by Doop is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie D2: The Mighty Ducks is at the top of the Box Office.

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. On the continent of Africa, a horrible event is unfolding, as the Hutu majority in Rwanda attempt to wipe out the Tutsi minority. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Murder, She Wrote", "Full House" and "Frasier".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Syndicate", "Mortal Kombat II", "Disney's Aladdin" and "Super Metroid". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Garfield and Friends", "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "The Ren & Stimpy Show" and "Rugrats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Polly Pocket", "Super Soaker (water gun)" and "Pogs".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 8th, 1994.

  • The Bosnian War

    During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 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.

  • Forrest Gump

    "Forrest Gump" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.

  • 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.

  • Mid-1990s fashion

    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.

  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1994.

  • 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.

  • Rwandan Genocide

    During this period, the Rwandan Genocide was occurring. This genocide saw the mass slaughter of the Tutsi minority by members of the Hutu majority. Estimates place the death toll somewhere between 500,000 and 1,000,000.

  • Kurt Cobain

    On the 8th of April, 1994, Nirvana singer and songwriter is found dead at his home in Lake Washington, Seattle. The cause of death is suicide.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 26 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since April 8th, 1994.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1994.
  • Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 8th, 1994, will be 26 years of age.
  • People born in 1994 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 765759600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 8th, 1994:

  • March 15th, 1994: US troops withdraw from Somalia.
  • March 18th, 1994: Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) is released.
  • March 20th, 1994: WrestleMania X: Bret Hart defeats Yokozuna at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • March 25th, 1994: D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) is released.
  • April 1st, 1994: The first episode of "Sister, Sister" is aired.
  • April 5th, 1994: Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain commits suicide in Seattle.
  • April 6th, 1994: Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana is assassinated when his jet is shot down.
  • April 7th, 1994: The Rwandan Genocide begins. Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana is assassinated at her home.
  • April 22nd, 1994: Former US President Richard Nixon passes away four days after suffering a stroke.
  • May 6th, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 8th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 8th, 1994 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Ellen - TV series.
  • Babylon 5 - Soap drama that is set in space.
  • The Nanny - Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - Starring Chuck Norris.
  • Boy Meets World - A sitcom that revolves around the life of a boy called Cory Matthews.
  • Frasier - Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
  • The X-Files - Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - A group of teenagers transform into a team of superheroes.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - American Western drama.
  • X-Men - Cartoon series.
  • Mad About You - Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.

1994 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1994.

"Sister, Sister" - "Weird Science" - "The Nanny" - "Rocko's Modern Life" - "Biker Mice from Mars" - "Tales from the Cryptkeeper" - "Animaniacs" - "Bill Nye the Science Guy" - "Living Single" - "The Animals of Farthing Wood" - "X-Men: The Animated Series" - "Batman: The Animated Series" - "Barney & Friends" - "Home Improvement" - "Taz-Mania" - "Doug" - "Rugrats" - "The Ren & Stimpy Show" - "Dinosaurs" - "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" - "Blossom" - "The Simpsons" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "Married... with Children" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1994 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1994:

  • Action Man
  • Mighty Max
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Pogs
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 8th, 1994:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.0 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.67 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.11cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 8th, 1994.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 8th, 1994 was probably conceived around the 29th of June, 1993. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 8th, 1994 is the 16th of January, 1995. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Super Metroid - Action adventure game that was published by Nintendo.
  • Doom - Sci-fi FPS shooter game.
  • Disney's Aladdin - Platform SEGA game based on the 1992 film.
  • NBA Jam - Basketball arcade game.
  • Myst - Puzzle adventure game that was released for the Macintosh.
  • Gunstar Heroes - Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • 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.
  • Syndicate - Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 8th, 1994.

  • 9,594 days have passed since this date.
  • 828,921,600 seconds have passed since the April 8th, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 967,075,200 times.
  • Since April 8th, 1994, earth has travelled approximately 427,723,545,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 138,153,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 71,287,258 steps. That's about 31,683 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,947,059 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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