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May 5th, 1994.

May 5th, 1994, was a Thursday. It was day 125 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years, 5 months and 17 days have passed since May 5th, 1994.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 5th, 1994?

  • American teenager Michael Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1994.

  • United States: Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly
  • United Kingdom: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Symbol
Play the top hits 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.
No Escape

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "No Escape" was at the top of the box office on May 5th, 1994.

Take me back to May 5th, 1994!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 5th, 1994 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1994 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Bump N' Grind by R. Kelly is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Symbol is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie No Escape is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. 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 continuing to grow in popularity. 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 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. 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. English rock band Blur have just released their new album "Parklife". The album contains songs such as "Girls & Boys".

South Africa has just held its first mixed-raced elections. The 1994 European Song Contest has been won by Ireland. The winning song was "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan. Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna has died following an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix. He was only 34 years old.

In soccer, Manchester United have won the Premier League for the second season in a row. Their title win was confirmed after rivals Blackburn Rovers lost 2-1 against Coventry. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Nicole Brown Simpson, Andrés Escobar, Raul Julia and Eazy E would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Frasier" and "Babylon 5".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind", "Syndicate", "Myst" and "Mega Man 6". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Married... with Children", "Roseanne", "Taz-Mania" and "Animaniacs". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Transformers, G.I. Joe (figures), Pogs and Teen Talk Barbie.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 5th, 1994.

  • Eurovision 1994.

    Eurovision 1994.

    The 1994 Eurovision song contest was held in Dublin, Ireland. The host nation won the contest with the song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.

  • The Rwandan Genocide.

    The 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.

  • 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1994.

  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    During the mid-1990s, 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 a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were 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.

    In 1993 and 1994, music CDs were beginning to outsell cassettes and vinyl. This transition marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.

  • Pogs.

    Pogs.

    During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world. By 1995, it had become a fully-blown craze.

  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War.

    During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on 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 Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 27 years, 5 months and 17 days have passed since May 5th, 1994.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1994.
  • Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 5th, 1994, will be 27 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1994 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 768092400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 1994.

  • 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.
  • April 8th, 1994: Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain is found dead at his home in Lake Washington, Seattle.
  • 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 28th, 1994: Former CIA agent Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union.
  • April 30th, 1994: Ireland win the 1994 European Song Contest with the song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.
  • April 30th, 1994: Austrian racing driver Roland Ratzenberger dies in a crash during a qualifying race for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 5th, 1994
  • May 6th, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
  • May 10th, 1994: Silvio Berlusconi becomes the new Prime Minister of Italy.
  • May 10th, 1994: Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is executed by lethal injection.
  • May 10th, 1994: Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
  • May 12th, 1994: UK: Labour Party leader John Smith dies from a heart attack at the age of 55.
  • May 13th, 1994: The movie Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) is released.
  • May 14th, 1994: FA Cup Final 1994: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0.
  • May 18th, 1994: Football: A.C. Milan defeat Barcelona 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League Final.
  • May 19th, 1994: Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy dies from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • May 19th, 1994: The video game "RoboCop Versus The Terminator" is released on the SEGA Genesis.
  • May 23rd, 1994: The last episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is aired.
  • May 25th, 1994: Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 26th, 1994: Michael Jackson marries Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
  • May 27th, 1994: The Flintstones (1994) is released in cinemas.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 5th, 1994, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1994 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 5th, 1994 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from May, 1994.

  • 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.
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
  • 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.
  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - Sitcom about a former NBA player becoming a high school teacher and basketball coach.
  • Batman: The Animated Series - An animated series that was set in the Batman universe.
  • Martin - Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
  • Melrose Place - Soap drama.
  • Baywatch - Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Home Improvement - Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
  • Rugrats - Animated TV series about a group of toddlers.

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.

Kid's TV shows on May 5th, 1994.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1994.

  • All That
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1994.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1994.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Super Metroid 1994

    Super Metroid
    Action adventure game that was published by Nintendo.

  • Mega Man 6 1994

    Mega Man 6
    Action video game that was released for the NES.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1994

    Sonic the Hedgehog 3
    Platform game developed and published by Sega.

  • Jungle Strike 1993

    Jungle Strike
    Helicopter-based shoot-em-up that was released for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.

  • Doom 1993

    Doom
    Sci-fi FPS shooter game.

  • Mario's Time Machine 1993

    Mario's Time Machine
    Educational video game.

  • Tetris 2 1993

    Tetris 2
    Puzzle video game that was released for the Game Boy.

  • Sonic Spinball 1993

    Sonic Spinball
    Pinball video game that was released for the Sega Genesis.

  • Disney's Aladdin 1993

    Disney's Aladdin
    Platform SEGA game based on the 1992 film.

  • NBA Jam 1993

    NBA Jam
    Basketball arcade game.

  • Myst 1993

    Myst
    Puzzle adventure game.

  • Gunstar Heroes 1993

    Gunstar Heroes
    Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.

  • Mighty Final Fight 1993

    Mighty Final Fight
    Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993

    Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
    Action game developed by SEGA.

  • Mortal Kombat II 1993

    Mortal Kombat II
    Sequel of the arcade fighting game. Developed by Midway Games.

  • Syndicate 1993

    Syndicate
    Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.

  • Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind 1993

    Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
    Platform game that released on the Super NES and Sega Genesis.

  • Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland 1993

    Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
    Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.

  • X-Men 1993

    X-Men
    Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.

  • Mortal Kombat 1992

    Mortal Kombat
    Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.

1994 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1994.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 5th, 2000 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 5th.

Karl Marx

Philosopher. Deceased
Born on May 5th, 1818
He was not alive on this date.

Adele

Singer.
Born on May 5th, 1988
She turned 6 on this day in 1994.

Chris Brown

Singer.
Born on May 5th, 1989
He turned 5 on this day in 1994.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May.

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

Weather on May 5th, 1994.

Historical weather information for May 5th, 1994.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 12 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 5th, 1994.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1994.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 1994.

  • A total of 10,032 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,433 weeks have passed.
  • 866,764,800 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,011,225,600 times.
  • Since May 5th, 1994, the earth has travelled approximately 447,250,636,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 144,460,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,541,773 steps. That's about 33,130 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,401,178 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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