May 9th, 1994, fell on a Monday. It was day 129 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.
26 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since May 9th, 1994.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 9th, 1994:
United States: The Sign - Ace of Base
United Kingdom: The Real Thing - Tony Di Bart
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 9th, 1994 and it's a Monday. 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 The Sign by Ace of Base is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Real Thing by Tony Di Bart 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. 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. South Africa has just held its first mixed-raced elections. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Dinosaurs", "Melrose Place" and "Boy Meets World". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Syndicate", "Mortal Kombat II", "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master" and "Super Metroid".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "X-Men: The Animated Series", "The Animals of Farthing Wood" and "Living Single". Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Micro Machines", "Polly Pocket" 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 May 9th, 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, 6 months and 20 days have passed since May 9th, 1994.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1994.
Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 9th, 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 768438000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 9th, 1994:
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 9th, 1994.
9,701 days have passed since this date.
838,170,000 seconds have passed since the May 9th, 1994.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 977,865,000 times.
Since May 9th, 1994, earth has travelled approximately 432,495,720,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 139,695,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,082,620 steps. That's about 32,037 miles!
Since this date, 10,058,040 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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