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.
What happened on May 5th, 1994?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1994.
The movie "No Escape" was at the top of the box office on May 5th, 1994.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1994.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.
"Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen would go on to win a Grammy for 1994's Song of the Year.
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".
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.
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.
During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world. By 1995, it had become a fully-blown craze.
During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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.
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.
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.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching on this date.
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.
Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1994.
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1994.
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Action adventure game that was published by Nintendo.
Mega Man 6
Action video game that was released for the NES.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Platform game developed and published by Sega.
Helicopter-based shoot-em-up that was released for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.
Sci-fi FPS shooter game.
Mario's Time Machine
Educational video game.
Puzzle video game that was released for the Game Boy.
Pinball video game that was released for the Sega Genesis.
Platform SEGA game based on the 1992 film.
Basketball arcade game.
Puzzle adventure game.
Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
Mighty Final Fight
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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.
Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.
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
Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.
Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1994.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 5th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May.
Historical weather information for May 5th, 1994.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 5th, 1994.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1994.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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