July 8th, 1994

July 8th, 1994, fell on a Friday. It was day 189 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.

26 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since July 8th, 1994.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 8th, 1994:

  • North Korean leader Kim Il-sung dies.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 8th, 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 "Forrest Gump" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 8th, 1994 and it's a Friday. People 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 Forrest Gump is at the top of the Box Office.

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. On the continent of Africa, a horrible event is unfolding, as the Hutu majority in Rwanda attempt to wipe out the Tutsi minority. In the United States, the 1994 FIFA World Cup is being held.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Martin", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", "Boy Meets World" and "Walker, Texas Ranger". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master", "Myst", "Doom" and "Super Metroid". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", "Dinosaurs" and "Rocko's Modern Life".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Micro Machines", "Nerf Blaster", "Littlest Pet Shop" 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 8th, 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.

  • 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, 1 months and 2 days have passed since July 8th, 1994.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1994.
  • Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 8th, 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 773622000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 8th, 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 15th, 1994: Disney's The Lion King (1994) is released in movie theaters.
  • 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 22nd, 1994: The Houston Rockets win the 1994 NBA Finals after they defeat the New York Knicks 4-3.
  • June 28th, 1994: The Aum Shinrikyo cult launches a sarin gas attack in Japan. 8 people are killed.
  • July 2nd, 1994: Colombian footballer Andrss Escobar is shot dead.
  • July 5th, 1994: Amazon is founded.
  • July 6th, 1994: Forrest Gump (1994), starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
  • 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 20th, 1994: The last episode of the TV show "Dinosaurs" is aired.
  • July 29th, 1994: The Mask (1994) is released in cinemas.
  • 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 8th, 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 8th, 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 8th, 1994:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 81.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 27.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 8th, 1994.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 8th, 1994 was probably conceived around the 28th of September, 1993. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8th, 1994 is the 17th of April, 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 8th, 1994.

  • 9,530 days have passed since this date.
  • 823,392,000 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 960,624,000 times.
  • Since July 8th, 1994, earth has travelled approximately 424,870,272,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 137,232,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 70,811,712 steps. That's about 31,472 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,880,704 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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