1994 Newspaper Headlines
Explore 1994 news articles and find headlines which shocked, saddened and humoured the British public. What are some of the most memorable 1994 headlines? It was during this year that Nirvana’s lead singer Kurt Cobain was found dead after committing suicide, “Schindler’s List” won 7 oscars at the Academy Awards, and the Channel Tunnel opened, connecting Britain and France for the first time since the Ice Age.
It was also in this year that Nelson Mandela was elected as president of South Africa, and Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One championship. An authentic 1994 newspaper is a great way to understand these historical events as they were perceived at the time.
14th January 1994
U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin Accords, which stop the pre-programmed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country’s targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.
20th January 1994
Matt Busby, former manager of Manchester United (b. 1909) dies.
21st January 1994
Lorena Bobbitt is found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of mutilating her husband John.
12th February 1994
The 1994 Winter Olympics open in Lillehammer.
24th February 1994
Local police begin excavations at the home of Fred West, a suspect in multiple murders. West is arrested on 28th February 1994, along with wife Rosemary.
12th March 1994
The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
21st March 1994
The 66th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust drama, “Schindler’s List“, wins seven Oscars including ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Director‘.
8th April 1994
The body of Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter with the band ‘Nirvana‘, is found dead at his Lake Washington home. Cobain was officially ruled to have committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
22nd April 1994
Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States (b. 1913) dies.
1st May 1994
Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
6th May 1994
The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over seven years to complete, finally opens between England and France, enabling passengers to travel between the two countries in just thirty-five minutes.
10th May 1994
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first Black president.
12th May 1994
Labour Party leader John Smith dies of a heart attack at the age of fifty-five. He is succeeded by Tony Blair.
17th July 1994
Brazil wins the 1994 FIFA World Cup, defeating Italy 3-2 on penalties following a 0-0 draw at the end of extra time.
31st August 1994
The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a “complete cessation of military operations.”
31st October 1994
The Duke of Edinburgh attends a ceremony in Israel that honours his late mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. She is declared “Righteous among the Nations” for sheltering Jewish families from the Nazis in Athens during the Second World War.
5th November 1994
George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships, knocking out Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion in history.
13th November 1994
Michael Schumacher wins his first Formula One World Championship.
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