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May 6th, 1994.

May 6th, 1994, was a Friday. It was day 126 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years and 1 days have passed since May 6th, 1994.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 6th, 1994?

  • The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.

Music charts.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "With Honors" was at the top of the box office on May 6th, 1994.

Take me back to May 6th, 1994!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 6th, 1994 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and 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. 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. 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. Meanwhile, the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France has been officially opened to the public. The opening follows six years of construction that began in 1988.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Full House", "Clarissa Explains It All", "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and "The Nanny". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Syndicate", "NBA Jam", "Doom" and "Super Metroid". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Garfield and Friends", "Rugrats" and "Doug".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Yo-yo, Pogs and Mighty Max.

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 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.

    "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.

  • Eurovision 1994.

    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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 27 years and 1 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 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 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: 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.
  • May 5th, 1994: American teenager Michael Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
  • This date: May 6th, 1994
  • 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 6th, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 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.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 6th, 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
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Pogs
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • 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 - 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.

1994 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of May.

  • May 6th, 1856: Sigmund Freud (Father of psychoanalysis) (Deceased)
  • May 6th, 1953: Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) turned 41 on this day in 1994.
  • May 6th, 1961: George Clooney (Actor) turned 33 on this day in 1994.
  • May 6th, 1983: Dani Alves (Brazilian soccer player) turned 11 on this day in 1994.

Weather on May 6th, 1994.

Historical weather information for May 6th, 1994.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 46.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1994.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1994.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1994.

  • A total of 9,863 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,409 weeks have passed.
  • 852,163,200 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 994,190,400 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1994, the earth has travelled approximately 439,716,211,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 142,027,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 73,286,035 steps. That's about 32,572 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,225,958 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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