April 8th, 1994

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.


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

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

    "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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 12th, 1994: The first female priests are ordained by the Church of England.
  • March 14th, 1994: The first production version of the Linux OS is released.
  • March 18th, 1994: Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) is released.
  • March 19th, 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 20th, 1994: WrestleMania X: Bret Hart defeats Yokozuna at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • March 20th, 1994: WrestleMania X: Razor Ramon defeats Shawn Michaels in a Ladder Match.
  • March 21st, 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 23rd, 1994: Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is shot dead in Tijuana.
  • March 23rd, 1994: 24 US soldiers are killed by a mid-air collision at an air base in North Carolina.
  • 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: Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce from actor Ashley Hamilton.
  • April 7th, 1994: The Rwandan Genocide begins. Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana is assassinated at her home.
  • This date: April 8th, 1994
  • April 10th, 1994: Scottish band "Wet Wet Wet" release their cover version of the song "Love Is All Around".
  • April 11th, 1994: The Offspring release their album "Smash".
  • April 14th, 1994: Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley announce that they will be separating after nine years of marriage.
  • April 18th, 1994: Actress Roseanne Barr files for divorce from Tom Arnold after four years of marriage.
  • April 19th, 1994: Rapper Nas releases his debut studio album "Illmatic".
  • April 20th, 1994: South Africa adopts its new national flag.
  • April 22nd, 1994: Former US President Richard Nixon passes away four days after suffering a stroke.
  • April 25th, 1994: Blur release their album "Parklife".
  • April 26th, 1994: 264 people are killed when China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan.
  • April 27th, 1994: South Africa holds its first multi-race elections.
  • April 30th, 1994: Ireland win the 1994 European Song Contest with the song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.
  • May 1st, 1994: Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna dies in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix.
  • May 2nd, 1994: Soccer: Manchester United win their second consecutive Premier League title after rivals Blackburn Rovers lose 2-1 against Coventry.
  • 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.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 people would 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
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • Easy-Bake Oven

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who 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 April 8th, 1994?

  • 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.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

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).

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.

  • 9,876 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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