September 16, 1994

September 16, 1994, was a Friday. It was 29 years, 9 months, and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 16, 1994:

  • A Danish tour guide called Louise Jensen is raped and murdered by three British soldiers in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
  • Britain lifts a broadcasting ban on Sinn Fein.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 16, 1994:

  • United States: "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men
  • United Kingdom: "Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 16, 1994

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men
  • Stay (I Missed You) (From "Reality Bites") - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
  • Wild Night - John Mellencamp With Me'Shell Ndegeocello
  • When Can I See You - Babyface
  • Stroke You Up - Changing Faces
Play the top songs 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.
Forrest Gump

Top movie

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


This date was 10,892 days ago. Approximately 363 months have passed. It was the 259th day of 1994, in week 37. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 29 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 121 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 16, 1994

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, September 16, 1994. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men 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 Forrest Gump is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 catchy song called "Saturday Night" has been released by Danish eurodance artist Whigfield. The song is receiving constant airplay on radio stations.

On television, a new animated children's show called "The Magic School Bus" has recently been aired for the first time. Tributes are pouring in for English-American actress Jessica Tandy, who has passed away at the age of 85. Tandy had recently starred in movies such as Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). In what can only be described as a bizarre event, a man called Frank Eugene Corder has died after crashing his stolen two-seater airplane onto the South Lawn of the White House.

In celebrity news, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has just been arrested in New York City after causing over $9,000 worth of damage to his hotel room. Meanwhile, in sports news, the remainder of the Major League Baseball season has been officially cancelled due to an ongoing strike by the players. In the United Kingdom, the government has lifted a broadcasting ban on Irish Republican party Sinn Fein. The ban had been in place since October, 1988.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Full House", "Seinfeld", "Martin", and "The X-Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland", "Doom", "Jungle Strike", and "Sonic the Hedgehog 3".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Round the Twist", "Rosie and Jim", "Animaniacs", and "The Nanny". Popular toys at the moment include Lego Pirates, Pogs / Milkcaps, Littlest Pet Shop, and Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 16, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 16, 1994.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 16, 1994.

  • 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.
  • September 11, 1994: Actress Jessica Tandy passes away at the age of 85.
  • September 12, 1994: Frank Eugene Corder dies after crashing a stolen airplane into the White House's south lawn.
  • September 13, 1994: Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. releases his debut studio album "Ready to Die".
  • September 14, 1994: A strike forces the remainder of the Major League Baseball season to be cancelled.
  • This date: September 16, 1994
  • September 19, 1994:
    • The medical drama series "ER" is aired for the first time.
    • 20,000 US troops enter Haiti in order to restore democratically elected Jean-Bertrand Aristide as president.
    • Irish band the Cranberries release their song "Zombie".
  • September 21, 1994:
    • The first episode of "Touched by an Angel" is aired.
    • Soccer: Paul Scholes makes his debut for Manchester United.
    • Gary Lineker announces his retirement from football.
  • September 22, 1994: The first episode of "Friends" is aired.
  • September 23, 1994: The movie The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is released.
  • September 28, 1994:
    • 852 people lose their lives after a car ferry sinks in the Baltic Sea.
    • Mexican politician José Francisco Ruiz Massieu is murdered in Mexico City.
  • October 1, 1994: Actress Whoopi Goldberg marries Lyle Trachtenberg.
  • October 13, 1994: Netscape is released.
  • October 14, 1994:
    • Pulp Fiction (1994) is released.
    • Little Giants (1994) is released.
  • October 15, 1994: Iraq withdraws its troops from Kuwait's border following threats by the U.N. Security Council.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 16, 1994, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1994 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 16, 1994 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 16, 1994

TV audiences were watching the following shows on September 16, 1994:

TV shows from September 1994.

Party of Five
Party of Five
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

Kids TV shows on September 16, 1994

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1994:

Street Sharks
Street Sharks
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High

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

Popular toys and games in 1994

Toys and games that were popular in 1994:

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 September 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 September 16, 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 September 16, 2000, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 16.

Charles Haughey

Charles Haughey

Irish prime minister Deceased
Born on September 16, 1925
He turned 69 on this day in 1994.

B.B. King

B.B. King

Musician Deceased
Born on September 16, 1925
He turned 69 on this day in 1994.

Peter Falk

Peter Falk

Actor Deceased
Born on September 16, 1927
He turned 67 on this day in 1994.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke

Born on September 16, 1952
He turned 42 on this day in 1994.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Born on September 16, 1956
He turned 38 on this day in 1994.

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

Born on September 16, 1992
He turned 2 on this day in 1994.



Internet personality
Born on September 16, 1993
He turned 1 on this day in 1994.



National holidays and famous events that fall on September 16:


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 16, 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 September 16, 1994 was most likely conceived around December 24, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 16, 1994 is close to June 9, 1995.

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Stats for September 16, 1994


Here are some interesting statistics about September 16, 1994:

  • 10,892 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,556 weeks have passed.
  • 941,068,800 seconds have passed since September 16, 1994.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,097,913,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 485,591,500,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 156,844,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 80,931,917 steps. That's roughly 35,970 miles.
  • 11,292,826 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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