How many years ago was 1994?

1994 was 30 years ago.

Thirty years have passed between May 20th, 1994, and May 20th, 2024. It was 10,958 days ago.

How long ago was 1994?

To put into perspective how long ago 1994 was:

  • The teenagers that existed in 1994 are now 43–49 years old.
  • Three decades have passed since then.
  • People were still listening to music on portable cassette players called Walkmans.
  • Most people in 1994 didn't have a cellphone.
  • Movies came on VHS tapes.
  • A small communication device called a "pager" was very popular at the time.
  • CDs were relatively new at the time.
  • Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the United States.
  • Motorists had to rely on printed maps and directions to get to places, as GPS navigation systems for vehicles did not become available until 2001.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 45 inches since 1994.
  • There have been roughly 1,560 weekends since then.
  • Fox News did not exist back then.
  • Names such as the Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, Tiger Woods, Jay-Z, Zinedine Zidane, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and Adam Sandler were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Hero" by Mariah Carey, "All For Love" by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting, "The Power Of Love" by Celine Dion, "The Sign" by Ace of Base, "Bump N' Grind" by R. Kelly, and "I Swear" by All-4-One.
  • Films such as "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Philadelphia", "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", "On Deadly Ground", "Guarding Tess", and "The Naked Gun 33 1/3" were playing at movie theaters in 1994.
  • Bill Clinton was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as online shopping.
  • The Earth has travelled 135 billion miles through space since 1994.
  • Most cars didn't have electric windows.
  • Texting was not really popular yet.
  • Red Bull wasn't available in the United States.
  • Nobody knew what an MP3 was.
  • Rap star Eazy E was still alive.
  • Video games such as "Donkey Kong Country", "Warcraft: Orcs & Humans", "Earthworm Jim", "Super Metroid", "Mega Man 6", and "Super Street Fighter II" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 75 centimeters since 1994.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 60–90 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 120 seasons of weather.
  • Computer mouses didn't have a scroll button.
  • USB ports weren't a thing.
  • "Friends", "ER", "Touched by an Angel", "Ellen", "Party of Five", and "Babylon 5" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.

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