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July 16th, 1994.

July 16th, 1994, was a Saturday. It was day 197 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.

26 years, 9 months and 25 days have passed since July 16th, 1994.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 16th, 1994.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "True Lies" was at the top of the box office on July 16th, 1994.

Take me back to July 16th, 1994!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 16th, 1994 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their 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 True Lies 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. In the United States, the 1994 FIFA World Cup is being held.

In North Korea, "Supreme Leader" Kim Il-sung has passed away at the age of 82. Il-sung, who has lead the country since it was founded, is believed to have died from a heart attack. In Germany, the last allied forces have left the country. This marks the final end of Germany's occupation, which began in 1945. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "One Foot in the Grave", "Batman: The Animated Series" and "The Nanny".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master", "Gunstar Heroes", "NBA Jam" and "Disney's Aladdin". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "Garfield and Friends", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Clarissa Explains It All". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Micro Machines, Yo-yo, Pogs and Littlest Pet Shop.

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 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 26 years, 9 months and 25 days have passed since July 16th, 1994.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1994.
  • Leap Year: 1994 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 16th, 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 774313200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 16th, 1994.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 16th, 1994
  • 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.
  • August 11th, 1994: English actor Peter Cushing passes away from prostate cancer at the age of 81.
  • August 12th, 1994: 550,000 people attend Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York.
  • August 12th, 1994: Major League Baseball players go on strike.

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 16th, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 16th, 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 16th, 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.

1994 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 16th of July.

Weather on July 16th, 1994.

Historical weather information for July 16th, 1994.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 71.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.06 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 16th, 1994.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 16th, 1994.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 16th, 1994 was most likely conceived around the 6th of October, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 16th, 1994 is close to the 25th of April, 1995.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 16th, 1994.

  • A total of 9,795 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,399 weeks have passed.
  • 846,288,000 seconds have passed since the July 16th, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 987,336,000 times.
  • Since July 16th, 1994, the earth has travelled approximately 436,684,608,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 141,048,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,780,768 steps. That's about 32,347 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,155,456 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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