July 5th, 1994

July 5th, 1994, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 186 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.

26 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since July 5th, 1994.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 5th, 1994:

  • Amazon is founded.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1994:

  • United States: I Swear - All-4-One
  • United Kingdom: Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Lion King" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 5th, 1994 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

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. 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 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. In celebrity news, actor Liam Neeson and actress Natasha Richardson have been married in New York. A new online bookstore called "Amazon" has just been launched by Jeff Bezos in Seattle.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Full House", "One Foot in the Grave" and "Martin". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master", "Myst", "Doom" and "Super Metroid". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Simpsons", "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Bill Nye the Science Guy".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Transformers", "Polly Pocket", "G.I. Joe (figures)" 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 July 5th, 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 26 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since July 5th, 1994.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1994.
  • Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 5th, 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 773362800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 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.
  • July 2nd, 1994: Colombian footballer Andrés Escobar is shot dead..
  • July 3rd, 1994: Liam Neeson and actress Natasha Richardson are married in New York.
  • This date: July 5th, 1994
  • 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.
  • August 2nd, 1994: The video game Earthworm Jim is released on the Sega Genesis.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5th, 1994, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5th, 1994 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 5th, 1994:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 80.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 26.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.94 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on July 5th, 1994?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 5th, 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 July 5th, 1994 was probably conceived around the 25th of September, 1993. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 5th, 1994 is the 14th of April, 1995. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 5th, 1994.

  • 9,736 days have passed since this date.
  • 841,194,000 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 981,393,000 times.
  • Since July 5th, 1994, earth has travelled approximately 434,056,104,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 140,199,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,342,684 steps. That's about 32,152 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,094,328 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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