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1994 Trivia

<< - 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:
Nebraska
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Arkansas
Kentucky Derby:
Go For Gin
World Cup (Soccer):
Brazil
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:
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 Habit:
Watching ER on NBC.
1st appearances & 1994's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Starting Lineup statuettes, Barbie as Scarlett O'Hara & Ken as Rhett Butler, Barbie as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Blurt!
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 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)

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

Popular Music in 1994 - # 1 Hits of 1994