December 8th, 1994, was a Thursday. It was day 342 of 1994. The decade was the 1990s.
26 years, 10 months and 17 days have passed since December 8th, 1994.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1994.
The movie "The Santa Clause" was at the top of the box office on December 8th, 1994.
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 December 8th, 1994.
On November 28th, 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was bludgeoned to death by fellow prison inmate Christopher Scarver.
The film "The Pagemaster" was showing in movie theaters at this time. The movie starred Macaulay Culkin as Richard Tyler, a 10-year-old boy who who gets trapped inside a library and must battle his way home through the fantasy worlds of different books.
The Christmas movie "Miracle on 34th Street" was playing in movie theaters at this time.
During this time, former NFL player O.J. Simpson was on trial for the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
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 fully-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 Saturn 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 console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, a hand-held games 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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Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 1994.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
Hospital drama series.
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
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.
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Sitcom about a former NBA player becoming a high school teacher and basketball coach.
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.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
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.
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
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
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Barney & Friends
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1994.
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
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)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Cabbage Patch Kids
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
Real-time strategy game that was developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
Donkey Kong Country
Platforming video game that was published by Nintendo on the SNES.
Platforming game that featured an earthworm called Jim. Jim finds a super suit that gives him powers.
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.
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.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1994.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 8th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December.
Historical weather information for December 8th, 1994.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 8th, 1994.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1994.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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