1994

1994: Top Songs, Movies, TV Shows, Sporting Events, World Events And More

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Climbing the ladder of time, we’re now in 1994. Take a look back at all the amazing things that happened back in the year and then think of how many of those are still part of our lives today. How many aren’t?

Check out everything that was from this decade, year by year – from the sporting events to world events, the top TV shows, songs, movies and more.

As you’re going back in time, think about some of the things in our lives today that you don’t see appearing here because they didn’t exist yet. Then, think about how many of those things we use, hear about or are part of our lives today were introduced in this year or the decade. Progress is amazing.

Let us know some of the things that come to mind below.

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TOP SONGS
1. Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
2. Baby I Love Your Way – Big Mountain
3. Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell
4. The Sign – Ace Of Base
5. Bump N’ Grind – R. Kelly
6. Now And Forever – Richard Marx
7. Regulate – Warren G./Nate Dogg
8. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
9. If You Go – Jon Secada
10. Cantaloop – US3

TOP ALBUMS
12 Play – R. Kelly
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number – Aaliyah
Dookie – Green Day
From the Cradle – Eric Clapton
II – Boyz II Men
Read My Mind – Reba McEntire
The Division Bell – Pink Floyd
Toni Braxton – Toni Braxton

GRAMMY WINNERS
Album of the Year: MTV Unplugged, Tony Bennett
Best New Artist: Sheryl Crow
Best Pop Album: Longing in Their Hearts, Bonnie Raitt
Best Pop Duo or Group: “I Swear,” All-4-One
Best Pop Female Vocal: “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow
Best Pop Male Vocal: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” Elton John
Best Rock Duo or Group: “Crazy,” Aerosmith
Best Rock Album: Voodoo Lounge, The Rolling Stones
Best Rock Female Vocal: “Come to My Window,” Melissa Etheridge
Best Rock Male Vocal: “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Song: “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen
Record of the Year: “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow
Song of the Year: “Streets of Philadelphia” (Theme from Philadelphia), Bruce Springsteen

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Aerosmith – Cryin’

TOP MOVIES
1. Forrest Gump Par. $329,694,499
2. The Lion King BV $312,855,561
3. True Lies Fox $146,282,411
4. The Santa Clause BV $144,833,357
5. The Flintstones Uni. $130,531,208
6. Dumb and Dumber NL $127,175,374
7. Clear and Present Danger Par. $122,187,717
8. Speed Fox $121,248,145
9. The Mask NL $119,938,7309
10. Pulp Fiction Mira. $107,928,762

OTHER RELEASES
Black Beauty / Bullets over Broadway / Disclosure / Drop Zone / Four Weddings and a Funeral
Little Women / Major League II / Nobody’s Fool / Star Trek: Generations / Terminal Velocity
Stephen King’s The Stand / The River Wild / The Shawshank Redemption / Timecop

ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Actor: Tom Hanks: Forrest Gump (VHS) (DVD)
Best Actress: Jessica Lange: Blue Sky (VHS)
Best Director: Robert Zemeckis: Forrest Gump (VHS) (DVD)
Best Picture: Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey and Steve Tisch: Forrest Gump (VHS) (DVD)
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau: Ed Wood (VHS) (DVD)
Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest: Bullets Over Broadway (VHS) (DVD)

TOP TV SHOWS
Seinfeld / E.R. / Home Improvement / Grace under Fire / NFL Monday Night Football / 60 Minutes
NYPD Blue / Friends / Roseanne / Murder She Wrote / Mad About You / Madman of the People / Ellen
Hope & Gloria / Frasier / Murphy Brown / 20/20 / CBS Sunday Movie / NBC Monday Night Movies
Dave’s World

EMMY AWARDS
Drama
Best Drama – NYPD Blue (ABC)
Best Actor – Mandy Patinkin, Chicago Hope
Best Actress – Kathy Baker, Picket Fences
Supporting Actor – Ray Walston, Picket Fences
Supporting Actress – Julianna Margulies, ER

Comedy
Best Comedy – Frasier (NBC)
Best Actor – Kelsey Grammer, Frasier
Best Actress – Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Supporting Actor – David Hyde Pierce, Frasier
Supporting Actress – Christine Baranski, Cybill
Best Variety- The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC)

SPORTS
Kentucky Derby Winner: Go for Gin Jockey: C. McCarron Trainer: N. Zito

Football
Superbowl XXIX : SAN FRANCISCO 49 – San Diego 26

Pro MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

College Football: Nebraska
Heisman Trophy: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB

Rose Bowl: Penn St. 38, Oregon 20
Orange Bowl: Nebraska 24, Miami-FL 17
Cotton Bowl: USC 55, Texas Tech 14
Sugar Bowl: Florida St. 23, Florida 17

Basketball
NBA Championship
Winner: Houston 4-3 (WLWLLWW) – Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich
Opposing Team: NEW YORK – Coach: Pat Riley

NBA MVP: Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston, C Ave Score: 27.3

NCAA National Champions: Arkansas 31-3 – Coach: Nolan Richardson

Baseball
World Series – Strike – No World Series

National League
MVP: Jeff Bagwell, Hou – 1B
Rookie of the Year: Raul Mondesi, LA – C

American League
MVP: Frank Thomas, Chi – 1B
Rookie of the Year: Bob Hamelin, KC – DH

EVENTS
U.S. Troops leave Somalia after 15 months with losses and no clear reason to go there because they left everyone they were supposed to either help or kill behind. Government blames everyone and everything but itself for wasting our troops time.

O.J. Simpson is arrested in murder of Wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman, later, he goes for a ride with his friend in the Bronco and we’re forced to watch this idiot drive around La-La land for like 3 hours. That’s 3 hours of our lives we’ll never get back

U.S. jets under NATO command attack Bosnian Serbs, chaos ensues.

Ken Starr takes over as special prosecutor in the Clinton Whitewater dealings

Big Things: Lion King Merchandise, Ab work out stuff and stuff to tone your fat ass. Thanks to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other subculture concepts, Tattoos are now a big thing with even new borns. The Barbie Doll hits 35 and freaks, pervs and weirdos wish the net was around then so they… well, ya know.

We lost Dinah Shore, Cab Calloway, Burt Lancaster, Richard Nixon, Telly Savalas and others in ’94.

The Rolling Stones lead the year on tour with 114 million, Pink Floyd draws 103 million in sales on tour, yep, the 1% you’ll never see OWS protesting in front of their ‘heroes’ homes. Light up a bong and pass it on, makes for very productive people.

McDonald’s case sets precedent: People are no longer responsible for anything, they don’t have to have a brain. REJOICE! Nit-wits and idiots rule as morons on a jury awarded 2.9 million dollars to a woman who was too dumb to know her coffee from McDonald’s was actually hot! Surprise! Surprise!

Woodstock ’94 is held on the 25th anniversary of the original and leaves mud, crap and human debris spread out like the first one did.

Power Rangers become the rage.

Forrest Gump’s ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’ echoes through the year

World Cup soccer comes to the U.S.

Joe Camel is in the cross-hairs of the anti-smoking crowd.

President Clinton goes on MTV and admits he wears boxer shorts, zzzzzz…..

President: Bill Clinton
Vice President: Al Gore

Population: 260,289,237
Life expectancy: 75.7 years

Dow-Jones
High: 3,978
Low: 3,593

Federal spending: $1460.84 billion
Federal debt: $4643.7 billion
Inflation: 2.7%
Consumer Price Index: 148.2
Unemployment: 6.9%

Prices
Cost of a new home: $154,500.00
Cost of a new car: $
Median Household Income: $32,264.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.11
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.87
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.88

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