January 1994 in history

January 1994 events chronologically

Jan 1 The North American Free Trade Agreement comes into effect
Jan 1 The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas
Jan 3 More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receive South African citizenship
Jan 6 Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan
Jan 8 Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space
Jan 11 The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin
Jan 17 1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1994

Jan 12 Emre Can a German professional footballer who plays for English club Liverpool as a defensive midfielder.
Jan 15 Eric Dier an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur as a centre back or a right back.
Jan 18 Kang Ji-young a South Korean idol singer, is a former member of the Korean girl group Kara.
Jan 19 Matthias Ginter a German footballer who plays as a centre back for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and the Germany national team.
Jan 20 Lucas Piazon a Brazilian footballer who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, on loan from Chelsea. He is primarily a forward, although he has also been deployed as a left winger, as an attacking midfielder or in the hole behind the striker
Jan 21 Laura Robson a British tennis player, who is the current 24 ranked female player in Great Britain. She debuted on the International Tennis Federation junior tour in 2007, and a year later won the Wimbledon Junior Girls' Championship at the age of 14. As a junior, she also twice reached the final of the girls' singles tournament at the Australian Open, in 2009 and 2010. She won her first professional tournament in November 2008
Jan 21 Booboo Stewart an American singer, dancer, model and actor, best known for playing Seth Clearwater, a werewolf in The Twilight Saga.

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1994

Jan 1 Cesar Romero an American actor, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedian who was active in film, radio, and television for almost sixty years. His wide range of screen roles included Latin lovers, historical figures in costume dramas, characters in light domestic comedies, and as the Joker in the Batman television series, which was included in TV Guide's 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time
Jan 14 Federica Montseny a Spanish anarchist, intellectual and Minister of Health during the social revolution that occurred in Spain parallel to the Civil War. She is also known as a novelist and essayist
Jan 15 Harry Nilsson an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. He is known for the hit singles "Everybody's Talkin'" , "Without You" , and "Coconut". Nilsson also wrote the song "One" made famous by the rock band Three Dog Night. He was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or undertaking regular tours
Jan 20 Matt Busby a Scottish football player and manager, who managed Manchester United between 1945 and 1969 and again for the second half of the 1970–71 season. His managerial records and longevity at the helm of Manchester United are surpassed only by Sir Alex Ferguson
Jan 22 Telly Savalas an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz
Jan 25 Stephen Cole Kleene an American mathematician. One of the students of Alonzo Church, Kleene, along with Alan Turing, Emil Post, and others, is best known as a founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory, which subsequently helped to provide the foundations of theoretical computer science. Kleene's work grounds the study of which functions are computable. A number of mathematical concepts are named after him: Kleene hierarchy, Kleene algebra, the Kleene star , Kleene's recursion theorem and the Kleene fixpoint theorem. He also invented regular expressions, and made significant contributions to the foundations of mathematical intuitionism
Jan 30 Pierre Boulle a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes , that were both made into award-winning films.