August 11, 1994

August 11, 1994, was a Thursday. It was 29 years, 11 months, and 1 day ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on August 11, 1994?

  • English actor Peter Cushing passes away from prostate cancer at the age of 81.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 11, 1994:

  • United States: "Stay" by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
  • United Kingdom: "Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 11, 1994

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Stay (I Missed You) (From "Reality Bites") - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
  • I Swear - All-4-One
  • Fantastic Voyage - Coolio
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (From "The Lion King") - Elton John
  • Any Time, Any Place/And On And On - Janet Jackson
Play the top singles from 1994
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.
The Mask

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Mask" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 10,928 days ago. Approximately 364 months have passed. It was the 223rd day of 1994, in week 32. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on August 11, 1994, are now 29 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 121 seasons of weather since this date.

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The date is August 11, 1994, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 1994 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Stay" by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories is at the top of the singles charts, while "Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie The Mask is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", and "Frasier". 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 starting to become more widespread. 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 fallen out of favor, 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 schoolgirl" 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 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A new game called "Earthworm Jim" has recently been released for the Sega Genesis. Tributes are pouring in for English actor Peter Cushing, who has passed away from prostate cancer at the age of 81.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Raul Julia, Richey Edwards, Eazy E, and Selena would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Mortal Kombat II", "Disney's Aladdin", "Sonic Spinball", and "Jungle Strike". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Barney & Friends", "Goof Troop", and "Boy Meets World".

Children are playing with toys such as Micro Machines, Fear Street books, Nerf Arrowstorm, and Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 11, 1994.

  • 1994 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Pope John Paul II.

    Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II was named Time Person of the Year in 1994.
  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    Mid-1990s fashion

    During the mid-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.
  • 1994 in movies.

    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.
  • Best football players 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.
  • Forrest Gump.

    Forrest Gump

    "Forrest Gump" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.
  • The Internet is growing.

    The Internet is growing

    A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
  • Bruce Springsteen - "Streets of Philadelphia"

    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.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    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".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl.

    Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl

    Music CDs started outselling cassettes and vinyl in 1993 and 1994. This marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.
  • Pogs.


    A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War

    A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo

    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.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 11, 1994.

  • July 12, 1994: The Allied occupation of Berlin officially comes to an end.
  • July 15, 1994:
    • The movie True Lies (1994) is released.
    • The Rwandan Genocide ends.
  • July 17, 1994: Brazil win the World Cup after defeating Italy on penalties.
  • July 18, 1994:
    • A suicide bomber kills 85 people in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    • British singer Seal releases his song "Kiss from a Rose".
  • July 20, 1994: The last episode of the TV show "Dinosaurs" is aired.
  • July 21, 1994: Tony Blair becomes the new leader of the Labour Party.
  • July 26, 1994:
    • The song "Flava in Ya Ear" is released by Craig Mack.
    • Boyz II Men release the song "I'll Make Love to You".
  • July 27, 1994: South African photojournalist Kevin Carter commits suicide at the age of 33.
  • July 29, 1994:
    • The Mask (1994) is released in cinemas.
    • The film "Black Beauty" is released in movie theaters.
  • August 2, 1994: The video game Earthworm Jim is released on the Sega Genesis.
  • August 3, 1994: The Next Karate Kid, starring Hilary Swank, is released.
  • August 4, 1994: A truckload of 24 million honeybees overturns on a highway near Tarrytown, New York.
  • August 8, 1994: English rock band Oasis release their song "Live Forever".
  • This date: August 11, 1994
  • August 12, 1994:
    • 550,000 people attend Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York.
    • Major League Baseball players go on strike.
    • Swedish Eurodance group Rednex release their single "Cotton Eye Joe".
  • August 18, 1994: Irish gangster Martin Cahill (The General) is assassinated.
  • August 26, 1994: The movie Natural Born Killers (1994) is released.
  • August 29, 1994: English rock band Oasis release their debut album "Definitely Maybe".
  • August 31, 1994:
    • R. Kelly illegally marries 15-year-old RnB singer Aaliyah in Illinois.
    • The last Russian troops leave Latvia and Estonia, bringing a final end to Soviet occupation in Eastern Europe.
    • The Provisional IRA declare an indefinite ceasefire.
  • September 2, 1994: English entertainer and TV presenter Roy Castle dies from cancer.
  • September 5, 1994:
    • The song "Saturday Night" is released in the United Kingdom by Danish eurodance artist Whigfield.
    • Australian politician John Newman is assassinated outside of his home in Cabramatta.
  • September 8, 1994:
    • Aerosmith's "Cryin" wins Video of the Year at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • 132 people are killed when USAir Flight 427 crashes in Pittsburgh.
  • September 10, 1994: "The Magic School Bus" is broadcasted for the first time.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 11, 1994, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1994 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 11, 1994 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on August 11, 1994

TV audiences were watching the following shows on August 11, 1994:

TV shows from August 1994.

Babylon 5
Babylon 5
The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
The X-Files
The X-Files
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mad About You
Mad About You

Cars in 1994

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.

Cars in 1994.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 1994

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

All That
All That
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
Weird Science
Weird Science

The Nanny
The Nanny
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Biker Mice from Mars
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Toys in 1994

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Power Rangers figures
Matchbox Car Wash
Matchbox Car Wash
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Nerf Arrowstorm
Nerf Arrowstorm
Action Man
Action Man
The Talkboy
The Talkboy
Mighty Max
Mighty Max
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
X-Men Action Figures
X-Men Action Figures
Teen Talk Barbie
Teen Talk Barbie
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 1994.

Earthworm Jim 1994
Earthworm Jim
Star Wars: TIE Fighter 1994
Star Wars: TIE Fighter
Super Street Fighter II 1994
Super Street Fighter II
The Jungle Book 1994
The Jungle Book
RoboCop Versus The Terminator 1994
RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Super Metroid 1994
Super Metroid
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1994
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Jungle Strike 1993
Jungle Strike
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
Doom 1993
Mario's Time Machine 1993
Mario's Time Machine
Tetris 2 1993
Tetris 2

Were you born on August 11, 1994?

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 August 11, 2000, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 11.

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

Born on August 11, 1953
He turned 41 on this day in 1994.

Embeth Davidtz

Embeth Davidtz

Born on August 11, 1965
She turned 29 on this day in 1994.

Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan

Podcast host
Born on August 11, 1967
He turned 27 on this day in 1994.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Australian actor
Born on August 11, 1983
He turned 11 on this day in 1994.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 11, 1994.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 11, 1994 was most likely conceived around November 18, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 11, 1994 is close to May 4, 1995.

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Stats for August 11, 1994


Here are some interesting statistics about August 11, 1994:

  • 10,928 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,561 weeks have passed.
  • 944,179,200 seconds have passed since August 11, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,101,542,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 487,196,467,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 157,363,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 81,199,411 steps. That's roughly 36,089 miles.
  • 11,330,150 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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