June 17th, 1994, fell on a Friday. It was day 168 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.
26 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since June 17th, 1994.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 17th, 1994:
Police pursue O.J. Simpson in his white Ford Bronco.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup kicks off in the USA.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1994:
United States: I Swear - All-4-One
United Kingdom: Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Wolf" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is June 17th, 1994 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song I Swear by All-4-One is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet is the number one hit song.
Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Wolf 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.
In the United States, the 1994 FIFA World Cup is being held. Former NFL star O.J. Simpson has been arrested for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Simpson's arrest comes after he led police in Los Angeles on a highly-televised chase in his white Ford Bronco. It is estimated that 95 million people tuned in to watch the chase unfold live. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Clarissa Explains It All", "Dinosaurs", "The Ren & Stimpy Show" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master", "Gunstar Heroes", "Myst" and "Super Metroid". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Garfield and Friends", "Blossom", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Animals of Farthing Wood". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Transformers", "Sylvanian Families", "Game Boy" and "Pogs".
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 June 17th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup is taking place in the United States. Brazil go on to win the competition by defeating Italy on penalties. Roberto Baggio famously misses the last penalty.
O.J Simpson is a no-show.
A few days after the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, lead suspect O.J Simpson fails to hand himself over to the LAPD on the 17th of June. An all-points bulletin is circulated. Later that evening, Simpson's white Ford Bronco is spotted. A large police chase ensues. Simpson is apprehended at his mother's house at about 8PM.
Basic facts and information about this date:
26 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since June 17th, 1994.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1994.
Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on June 17th, 1994, will be 26 years of age.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1994?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 17th, 1994 was probably conceived around the 7th of September, 1993. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 17th, 1994 is the 27th of March, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about June 17th, 1994.
9,806 days have passed since this date.
847,238,400 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 1994.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 988,444,800 times.
Since June 17th, 1994, earth has travelled approximately 437,175,014,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 141,206,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,862,502 steps. That's about 32,383 miles!
Since this date, 10,166,861 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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