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.
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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".
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During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"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.
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.
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 is named as the Time Person of the Year 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.
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 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.
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