July 31st, 1994, was a Sunday. It was day 212 of 1994. The decade was the Nineties.
28 years, 7 months and 20 days have passed since July 31st, 1994.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
People who were born on this exact date.
On July 31st, 1994, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Mask".
Let's go back in time!
The date is July 31st, 1994, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 The Mask 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.
A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Raul Julia, Richey Edwards, Eazy E and Selena would all be still alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Matlock", "Seinfeld", "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "The X-Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat II", "Jungle Strike", "RoboCop Versus The Terminator" and "Star Wars: TIE Fighter". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Mr. Bean", "Art Attack" and "Sister, Sister".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, Polly Pocket and Pogs / Milkcaps.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on July 31st, 1994.
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.
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 was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1994.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.
"Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen would go on to win a Grammy for 1994's Song of the Year.
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".
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.
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.
During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
During this time, the Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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 Genesis were the dominant video game consoles.
During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist, plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, a hand-held game 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.
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Television shows that people were watching in July, 1994.
Soap drama that is set in space.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
1994 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi A4, the Chrysler Neon, the Dodge Avenger, the Toyota Avalon, the Ford Windstar and the Škoda Felicia.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1994.
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Barney & Friends
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Garfield and Friends
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1994.
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Littlest Pet Shop
Teen Talk Barbie
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Cabbage Patch Kids
Popular video games that people were playing in July of 1994.
Star Wars: TIE Fighter
Flight simulation game that was based on the Star Wars franchise.
Super Street Fighter II
Fighting game that was released for the SNES and the Sega Genesis.
The Jungle Book
Platform video game based on the animated film.
RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Shoot-em-up game that was released on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis.
Action adventure game that was published by Nintendo.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Platform game developed and published by Sega.
Helicopter-based shoot-em-up that was released for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.
Sci-fi FPS shooter game.
Mario's Time Machine
Educational video game.
Puzzle video game that was released for the Game Boy.
Pinball video game that was released for the Sega Genesis.
Platform SEGA game based on the 1992 film.
Basketball arcade game.
Puzzle adventure game.
Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
Mighty Final Fight
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Action game developed by SEGA.
Mortal Kombat II
Sequel of the arcade fighting game. Developed by Midway Games.
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.
Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
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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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out July 31st, 2000, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 31st.
Historical weather information for July 31st, 1994.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 31st, 1994.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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