May 9th, 1994

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.



Music Singles

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

    "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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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 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 30th, 1994: Ireland win the 1994 European Song Contest with the song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.
  • 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 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 9th, 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 9th, 1994 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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:

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 9th of May:

  • Victory Day (Russia)

Weather

Weather information for May 9th, 1994:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 51.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.67 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.33 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on May 9th, 1994?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 9th, 1994?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 9th, 1994 was probably conceived around the 30th of July, 1993. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 9th, 1994 is the 16th of February, 1995. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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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Videos

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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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