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July 2nd, 1994.

July 2nd, 1994, was a Saturday. It was day 183 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.

26 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since July 2nd, 1994.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 2nd, 1994?

  • Colombian footballer Andrés Escobar is shot dead.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 2nd, 1994.

  • United States: I Swear - All-4-One
  • United Kingdom: Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Play the top hits from 1994.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1994. Take a trip back to the days of Wet Wet Wet, the Cranberries, Bon Jovi and Ace of Base.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Lion King" was at the top of the box office on July 2nd, 1994.

Take me back to July 2nd, 1994!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 2nd, 1994 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching. 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 Lion King is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, in technology news, a relatively new storage format called the CD is beginning to outpace the regular cassette tape in music sales. The disc-based format gives listeners the ability to skip between songs instead of having to manually rewind and forward. 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.

In Germany, the final Russian troops have left the country. This marks a final end to Russian occupation after nearly 50 years. In Japan, 8 people have lost their lives following a sarin gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult. The attack took place in a quiet neighborhood in Matsumoto, Nagano. American figure skater Tonya Harding has recently been banned for life from the sport. The ban has come as a result of her involvement in an attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan back in January.

In a tragic turn of events, Colombian defender Andrés Escobar has been shot dead in Medellín. Escobar's murder is believed to be revenge for the own goal that he scored against the United States in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Roseanne", "Blossom", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gunstar Heroes", "NBA Jam", "Doom" and "Super Metroid".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rosie and Jim", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Home Improvement" and "The Nanny". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Sylvanian Families, Polly Pocket, Yo-yo and Action Man.

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 July 2nd, 1994.

  • 1994 FIFA World Cup.

    1994 FIFA World Cup.

    The 1994 FIFA World Cup was taking place in the United States at this time. Brazil went on to win the competition by defeating Italy on penalties. Roberto Baggio famously missed the last penalty.

  • Speed is released.

    Speed is released.

    In the middle of June, 1994, the action thriller film "Speed" hit the big screen. The movie, which starred Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock, was about a city bus that was rigged to explode if its speed dropped below a certain level.

  • The Rwandan Genocide.

    The 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.

  • 1994 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players 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.

  • Pope John Paul II.

    Pope John Paul II.

    Pope John Paul II was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1994.

  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    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.

  • 1994 in movies.

    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.

  • Best football players 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.

  • Forrest Gump.

    Forrest Gump.

    "Forrest Gump" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.

  • Bruce Springsteen - "Streets of Philadelphia"

    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.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.

  • Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl.

    Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl.

    In 1993 and 1994, music CDs were beginning to outsell cassettes and vinyl. This transition marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.

  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War.

    During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo.

    In August of 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves. In the first half of the 1990s, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 26 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since July 2nd, 1994.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 of 1994.
  • Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 2nd, 1994, will be 26 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1994 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 773103600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 2nd, 1994.

  • June 9th, 1994: TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes burns down NFL star Andre Rison's house.
  • June 10th, 1994: The movie Speed (1994) is released in cinemas.
  • June 12th, 1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are both murdered. O.J. Simpson is eventually charged with the crime.
  • June 17th, 1994: The 1994 FIFA World Cup kicks off in the USA.
  • June 17th, 1994: Police pursue O.J. Simpson in his white Ford Bronco.
  • June 20th, 1994: O.J. Simpson pleads "not guilty" to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
  • June 22nd, 1994: The Houston Rockets win the 1994 NBA Finals after they defeat the New York Knicks 4-3.
  • June 22nd, 1994: Colombian defender Andrés Escobar scores an own goal during a World Cup game against the United States.
  • June 24th, 1994: Disney's The Lion King (1994) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 25th, 1994: The last Russian troops leave Germany.
  • June 28th, 1994: The Aum Shinrikyo cult launches a sarin gas attack in Japan. 8 people are killed.
  • June 30th, 1994: American figure skater Tonya Harding is banned for life for her involvement in an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
  • July 1st, 1994: Diego Maradona is ruled out of the 1994 World Cup after failing a drugs test.
  • This date: July 2nd, 1994
  • July 3rd, 1994: Liam Neeson and actress Natasha Richardson are married in New York.
  • July 5th, 1994: Amazon is founded.
  • July 6th, 1994: Forrest Gump (1994), starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 8th, 1994: North Korean leader Kim Il-sung dies.
  • July 12th, 1994: The Allied occupation of Berlin officially comes to an end.
  • July 15th, 1994: The movie True Lies (1994) is released.
  • July 15th, 1994: The Rwandan Genocide ends.
  • July 17th, 1994: Brazil win the World Cup after defeating Italy on penalties.
  • July 18th, 1994: A suicide bomber kills 85 people in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • July 20th, 1994: The last episode of the TV show "Dinosaurs" is aired.
  • July 21st, 1994: Tony Blair becomes the new leader of the Labour Party.
  • July 26th, 1994: The song "Flava in Ya Ear" is released by Craig Mack.
  • July 29th, 1994: The Mask (1994) is released in cinemas.
  • July 29th, 1994: The film "Black Beauty" is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 2nd, 1994, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1994 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 2nd, 1994 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 2nd, 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.

1994 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1994.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 2nd, 2000 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 2nd of July.

  • July 2nd, 1957: Bret Hart (Wrestler) turned 37 on this day in 1994.
  • July 2nd, 1985: Ashley Tisdale (Actress) turned 9 on this day in 1994.
  • July 2nd, 1986: Katie Taylor (Irish boxer) turned 8 on this day in 1994.
  • July 2nd, 1990: Margot Robbie (Actress) turned 4 on this day in 1994.

Weather on July 2nd, 1994.

Historical weather information for July 2nd, 1994.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 21.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 75.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 24.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 22.17 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 2nd, 1994.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 2nd, 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 July 2nd, 1994.

  • A total of 9,843 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,406 weeks have passed.
  • 850,435,200 seconds have passed since the July 2nd, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 992,174,400 times.
  • Since July 2nd, 1994, the earth has travelled approximately 438,824,563,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 141,739,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 73,137,427 steps. That's about 32,506 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,205,222 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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