October 1994 calendar

October 1994

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 1994.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 1994: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1994?


  • 01 Oct 1994 Boon completes his 19th Test century
  • 02 Oct 1994 Show Boat, opens at Gershwin Theater, New York City
  • 03 Oct 1994 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected President of Brazil
  • 04 Oct 1994 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
  • 05 Oct 1994 28th Country Music Association Award
  • 06 Oct 1994 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black Mayor of Middelburg South Africa
  • 07 Oct 1994 Faud Guliyev appointed Premier of Azerbijan
  • 09 Oct 1994 Austrian parliamentary election
  • 10 Oct 1994 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
  • 11 Oct 1994 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • 12 Oct 1994 Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken
  • 13 Oct 1994 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season
  • 14 Oct 1994 Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres
  • 15 Oct 1994 Botswana President Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
  • 16 Oct 1994 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke
  • 19 Oct 1994 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
  • 20 Oct 1994 In Coleman, Michigan, USA a meteorite penetrates the roof of a house.
  • 21 Oct 1994 Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die
  • 22 Oct 1994 Philadelphia, Here I Come closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • 23 Oct 1994 3rd Solheim Cup: US beats Europe, 13-7 at Greenbrier, West Virginia
  • 24 Oct 1994 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
  • 25 Oct 1994 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack
  • 26 Oct 1994 Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.
  • 27 Oct 1994 The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
  • 28 Oct 1994 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
  • 29 Oct 1994 Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
  • 30 Oct 1994 Leftist coalition wins Marcedonia parliamentary election
  • 31 Oct 1994 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • 01 Oct 1994 Palau enters a Compact of Free Association with the United States.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1994?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I'll Make Love To You
  2. - Endless Love
  3. - All I Wanna Do
  4. - Stay
  5. - When Can I See You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Saturday Night
  2. - Baby Come Back
  3. - Always
  4. - Sure
  5. - Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1994?

Hollywood Kids by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Kids


Trouble can be found anywhere there is money and glamour. Hollywood Kids Jackie Collins takes her viewers back to Hollywood Hills in this riveting page-turner about sex and ambition.

Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

Mutant Message Down Under


Mutant Message Down Under tells the story of a fictional American woman's spiritual journey through Australia's outback. Marlo Morgan's compelling tale of challenge is an underground bestseller.

Debt of Honor by Tom Clanc

Debt of Honor


New World Order doesn't mean peace.

Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson

Champions of the Force


Luke Skywalker, who is trapped between life and death, lies in state at Jedi academy. Luke Skywalker, however, fights for his survival on the spirit plane and reaches out to the Jedi twins.

Baseball by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns



This bestselling companion volume to Ken Burns's Grand Slam PBS documentary is updated and expanded to match the new, two-part Tenth Inning.