May 6th, 1994, fell on a Friday. It was day 126 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.
26 years, 3 months and 3 days have passed since May 6th, 1994.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 6th, 1994:
The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1994:
United States: Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly
United Kingdom: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Symbol
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "With Honors" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 6th, 1994 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. 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 With Honors 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 "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Blossom", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Frasier".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Syndicate", "Gunstar Heroes", "Myst" and "Disney's Aladdin". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Barney & Friends", "Animaniacs" and "Sister, Sister". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Transformers", "Sylvanian Families", "G.I. Joe (figures)" and "Mighty Max".
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 May 6th, 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.
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.
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.
The 1994 Eurovision song contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. The host nation win the contest with the song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.
Basic facts and information about this date:
26 years, 3 months and 3 days have passed since May 6th, 1994.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1994.
Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 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 768178800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 1994:
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 8th, 1994: Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain is found dead at his home in Lake Washington, Seattle.
April 22nd, 1994: Former US President Richard Nixon passes away four days after suffering a stroke.
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 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 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.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 1994, will have the star sign Taurus.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1994 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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.
"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"
1994 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1994:
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of May:
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1994.
9,592 days have passed since this date.
828,748,800 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1994.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 966,873,600 times.
Since May 6th, 1994, earth has travelled approximately 427,634,380,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 138,124,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 71,272,397 steps. That's about 31,677 miles!
Since this date, 9,944,986 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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