Figure skater Tonya Harding's ex-husband attacked competitor Nancy Kerrigan with a metal club. The U.S. National Championships were the following day, but Kerrigan could not compete due to the injury to her knee. Kerrigan did however skate in the Winter Olympics two months later and earned herself a silver medal.
February 12, 1994
Famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch disappeared from a museum in Oslo and was replaced with a note saying, "Thousand thanks for the bad security!".
April 7, 1994
The Hutus began exterminating the Tutsi population of Rwanda. No country would come to Rwanda's aid while 800,000 Tutsi were murdered.
April 8, 1994
Nirvana's lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Nirvana popularized grunge and alternative rock music in the early 1990s and Cobain became an icon for all of Generation X.
September 22, 1994
Six friends met up at New York coffee shop Central Perk for the first time when TV sitcom Friends premiered on NBC.
November 5, 1994
Las Vegas, NV
Later known for his grill, 45-year-old George Foreman defeated 26-year-old Michael Moorer and was named the oldest heavyweight champion.