1994 Newspapers

An historic 1994 newspaper is a fabulous gift idea for anyone interested in history, or for anyone born this year. An authentic newspaper will make a thoughtful gift for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.

Explore Historic Newspapers’ extensive archive and see history through the eyes of those who experienced it at the time. Historic Newspapers has the largest collection of original newspapers in the world, featuring over 4 million copies from the country’s top news outlets.

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1994 Newspapers

1994 Newspaper Headlines

Explore 1994 news articles and find headlines which shocked, saddened and humored the American 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 Lion King was released in movie theaters.

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.

January 14, 1994
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.

January 25, 1994 
President Bill Clinton delivers his first State of the Union address, in which he calls for health reform, a ban on assault weapons and welfare reform.

February 12, 1994
The 1994 Winter Olympics open in Lillehammer.

February 22, 1994 
Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged with spying for the Soviet Union by the United States Department of Justice. Ames is later sentenced to life in prison while his wife receives 5 years in prison.

March 16, 1994 
Tonya Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for trying to cover up an attack on her figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. After this, she is fined $100,000 and is banned from the sport.

March 21, 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‘.

April 8, 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.

April 22, 1994
Richard M. Nixon, 37th President (b. 1913) dies.

May 10, 1994
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first Black president.

May 10, 1994 
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is executed in Illinois by lethal injection. He was found guilty of the murder of 33 young men and boys.

May 10, 1994 
Former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, dies of cancer at 64.

June 12, 1994 
Outside of the Simpson home in Los Angeles, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered. O. J. Simpson is later acquitted by is held liable in a civil law suit.

June 15, 1994 
The film The Lion King is released in theaters, making over $400,000,000 in the United States. It ends up being the highest-grossing film of 1994.

June 17, 1994 
The FIFA World Cup begins in the United States.

July 17, 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.

August 12, 1994 
In Saugerties, New York, Woodstock ’94 begins. It’s the 24 year anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival.

September 13, 1994 
President Bill Clinton signs the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. This bans the manufacture of new firearms with certain features for a period of 10 years.

September 14, 1994 
For the first time in 90 years, the World Series is cancelled.

November 5, 1994
George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships, knocking out Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion in history.

November 7, 1994 
The student radio station WXYC at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.

November 13, 1994
Michael Schumacher wins his first Formula One World Championship.

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Paula G September 19 2023

Very unique, interesting to see what happens 70 years ago.

Deeanna Franklin Campbell September 19 2023

It was an 80th birthday gift for my dad. He loved it. Wonderful trip down memory lane. The paper is very fragile and turning the dry pages takes great care, but that just helped with the authenticity and magic of the look into the past. Thanks!

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No complaints except for received package crushed

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B. Fisher July 19 2023

Well preserved and presented newspaper.

ProSurveyTaker July 14 2023

The communication as far as tracking was great. The site doesn't show you exactly what the paper you selected looks like, so that makes the whole thing a guessing game of sorts. My mother received her newspaper from 1945. She appreciated the ability to "touch" history, but the smell of the paper was almost unbearable. Be warned; sensitive noses may not be able to stand the smell of this product!

  • July 17 2023

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear of your disappointment.

    The newspaper you have received is the original newspaper from that day in 1945, we do advertise that we sell original newspapers therefore due to the nature of the product and the storage process they will not arrive as a new newspaper would from today.

    As your product is over 78 years old, over time newspapers will age as they are genuine originals from that time and as part of the aging process they become fragile and dis-coloured thus giving it a tea stained effect, they also become brittle which is why we use archive tape where we can to reinforce the spine, the middle of the newspaper where it is folded and on areas which may deteriorate from excessive use but as you can appreciate, we cannot prevent deterioration we can only keep it in a humid environment which is why there maybe a musky smell.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Craig July 11 2023

A wonderful well preserved and presented item