Today being a ‘Throwback Thursday’ and where I think I’ve run out of personal stories at least for now, I thought I’d run down the highlights of 1994. That’s 20 years ago.

The year started off with the signing of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement on January 1. On January 6th, Tonya Harding’s ex-husband was behind a plot to club Nancy Kerrigan in the leg to try and knock her out of the 1994 Winter Games. January was a big month as on the 17th, the Northridge earthquake happened measuring 6.7 magnitude, killing dozens and leaving tens of thousands homeless in the Los Angeles area.

On February 1st, Green Day drops ‘Dookie’ which eventually went 20 times platinum! The album contained the hits, “Basket Case” and “When I Come Around.”

In Europe the rail Channel-Tunnel or “Chunnel” opened on May 6th connecting France and England.

On June 12, 1994 OJ Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered. Just five days later, on June 17th was the infamous low speed OJ Simpson white Bronco chase. OJ was acquitted of the crimes a year or so later.

On August 12th MLB went on strike, ending the season. To this day I still feel bad for the Montreal Expos as they had it going on that year, but it wasn’t meant to be.

November 5th of 1994 we learn President Regan had Alzheimer’s disease.

Also in 1994, AOL was born, nuclear missals were pointed down between countries and Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban.

That pretty much sums up 1994! Now look below for a few songs from that year.

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