April 8th, 1994, fell on a Friday. It was day 98 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.
27 years, 0 months and 14 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.
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
Which 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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and 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. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, "grunge" clothing has declined in popularity 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 school girl" 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 on 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.
People are currently shocked by the news that Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain has been found dead at his home in Lake Washington, Seattle. His death has been declared a suicide. It is believed that Cobain may have been dead for a couple of days before his body was discovered.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Martin", "Mad About You", "The X-Files" and "Boy Meets World". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat II", "Myst", "Disney's Aladdin" and "Super Metroid". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rosie and Jim", "Batman: The Animated Series", "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and "Tales from the Cryptkeeper".
Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga", "Super Soaker (water gun)" and "Action Man".
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
27 years, 0 months and 14 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 27 years of age.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 8th, 1994?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 8th, 1994.
9,876 days have passed since this date.
853,286,400 seconds have passed since the April 8th, 1994.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 995,500,800 times.
Since April 8th, 1994, earth has travelled approximately 440,295,782,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 142,214,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 73,382,630 steps. That's about 32,615 miles!
Since this date, 10,239,437 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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