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1994 Trivia, Facts & History

<< - 1993

World Series Champions

No one... Major League Baseball Players Association was on strike.

Superbowl XXVIII Champions

Dallas Cowboys

NBA Champions

Houston Rockets

Stanley Cup Champs

New York Rangers

U.S. Open Golf

Ernie Ells

U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies)

Andre Agassi/Sanchez Vicario

Wimbledon (Men/Women)

Pete Sampras/Conchita Martinez

NCAA Football Champions


NCAA Basketball Champions


Kentucky Derby

Go For Gin

World Cup (Soccer)


The Hotties and Fashion Icons

Cindy Crawford, Angie Everhart, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss, Winona Ryder, Debbie Rochon, Victoria Silvstedt, Niki Taylor

"The Quote"

"My momma always said that life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get"
- Tom Hanks in 'Forrest Gump'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year

Pope John Paul II

Miss America

Kimberly Aiken (Columbia, SC)

Miss USA

Lu Parker (South Carolina)

The Scandals

Tonya Harding (the antagonist) and Nancy Kerrigan (the protagonist) ice skating rivalry resulted in some friends of Tonya, including her husband Jeff Gillooly and associates Shawn Eckhardt and Shane Stant, attempting to bust Nancy's kneecaps at the U.S. Figure Skaing Championship.

She had to withdrawal, but did well for herself with endorsements and winning the Silver Medal in the Olympics in 1994.

Cartoonist Mike Diana received a criminal conviction for obscenity for artwork in America, he wasn't allowed to draw comics even for personal use or just for his house.

On June 17th, a white Ford Bronco belonging to Simpson's friend, Al Cowlings, was watched by the entire nation since it was carrying a now fugitive, O.J. Simpson, who was "holding a gun to Al's head". A note from O.J., sounding like a suicide note, was read to police by his lawyer.

Brief Celebrity marraiges
MIchael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Rock and Roll Death
: Kurt Cobain (suicide)

Serial Killer Prison Death
: Jeffrey Dahmer

Beloved Comedian Death: John Candy

Disgraced Politician Death: Richard Nixon. We don't have him to kick around any more.

1994 Pop Culture News

REM's 1994 song What's the Frequency, Kenneth? slows down towards the end because bassist Mike Mills had an appendicitis attack and had to be rushed to hospital and the band couldn't re-do it.

Earthworm Jim was created as a result of the success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game was created as a satire of platform video games at the time; for instance, "Princess-What's-Her-Name" was a parody of how so many video games had throw-away female characters to be saved.

The Oxford English Dictionary cites The Beastie Boys as being responsible for coining the term "mullet" in 1994 to refer to the popular 1980s hairstyle.

Until 1994 the Winter and Summer Olympics took place on the same year.

Stella Liebeck sued McDonald's after spilling hot coffee in her lap, leaving her with third degree burns. Liebeck initially sued for $20,000 to cover her medical and living expenses, but the jury ultimately awarded her $160,000 plus an extra $640,000 for punitive damages.

The largest rock concert in history was played by Rod Stewart at Copacabana Beach in Rio: it was attended by 3,500,000 people. The number matched Jean-Michel Jarre in Moscow in 1997.

The Wonderbra was invented

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1994: $900,000

The Habits
Watching ER on NBC.

Reading The Chamber by John Grisham

1994's Most Popular Christmas Gifts

Starting Lineup statuettes, Barbie as Scarlett O'Hara & Ken as Rhett Butler, Barbie as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Blurt!

Popular Movies:

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Angels in the Outfield, Clerks, The Client, Clear and Present Danger, Crumb, Disclosure, Dumb and Dumber, Ed Wood, The Flintstones, Forrest Gump, Interview with the Vampire, Legends of the Fall, The Lion King, The Mask, Maverick, Pulp Fiction, The Santa Clause, The Shawshank Redemption, Speed, Star Trek: Generations, Stargate, True Lies

The Big Movies

(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Forrest Gump
2. The Lion King
3. True Lies
4. The Santa Clause
5. The Flintstones
6. Dumb and Dumber
7. Clear and Present Danger
8. Speed
9. The Mask
10. Pulp Fiction

1994's Most Popular TV Shows

1. Seinfeld (NBC)
2. E.R. (NBC)
3. Home Improvement (ABC)
4. Grace Under Fire (ABC)
5. NYPD Blue (ABC)
6. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
7. Friends (NBC)
8. Roseanne (ABC)
9. Mad About You (NBC)
10. Madman of the People (NBC)

Popular Music

The Biggest Pop Artists of 1994 include
aaliyah, Ace of Base, All-4-One, Babyface, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Celine Dion, Counting Crows, The Cranberries, Da Brat, Gin Blossoms, Janet Jackson, Jodeci, Keith Sweat, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Micheal Bolton, Pearl Jam, R. Kelly, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, The Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dog, Stone Temple Pilots, Tevin Campbell, Tim McGraw, TLC, Toni Braxton, Usher, Warren G, Xscape, Zhane

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1994

December 25, 1993 - January 21, 1994: Mariah Carey - Hero

January 22, 1994 - February 11, 1994: Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting - All For Love

February 12, 1994 - March 11, 1994: CÚline Dion - The Power Of Love

March 12, 1994 - April 8, 1994: Ace Of Base - The Sign

April 9, 1994 - May 20, 1994: R. Kelly - Bump n' Grind

May 21, 1994 - August 5, 1994: All-4-One - I Swear

August 6, 1994 - August 26, 1994: Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Stay (I Missed You)

August 27, 1994 - December 2, 1994: Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You

December 3, 1994 - December 16, 1994: Boyz II Men - On Bended Knee

December 17, 1994 - January 27, 1995: Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

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Popular Music in 1994 ~ # 1 Hits of 1994