Take me back to March 12th, 1994!
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is March 12th, 1994, and it’s a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer. In America, the song The Power Of Love by Celine Dion is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Without You by Mariah Carey is the number one hit song.
Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Guarding Tess is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in technology news, a relatively new storage format called the CD is beginning to outpace the regular cassette tape in music sales. The disc-based format gives listeners the ability to skip between songs instead of having to manually rewind and forward.
A new form of communication called “text messaging” is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called “the Internet” is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse “websites” on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems. In fashion, “grunge” clothing has declined in popularity and women are beginning to wear form-fitting outfits such as slip dresses and pencil skirts. Movies such as Clueless and The Craft have popularized the “sexy school girl” look.
It’s 1994, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of All-4-One, Boyz II Men, R. Kelly, Céline Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Wet Wet Wet, Rednex and Mariah Carey. In Europe, a war is continuing to rage on in Bosnia and Herzegovina. US troops have withdrawn from Somalia earlier than expected. Initially, the deadline had been set for March 31st.
The media is reporting that Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain has woken from his coma and is now on the path to recovery. Their had been fears for Cobain’s life after he overdosed on Rohypnol and champagne in Rome, Italy, at the start of this month. In music news, rock band Nine Inch Nails have released their second album “The Downward Spiral”. In the United Kingdom, the first female priests have been ordained by the Church of England.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Kurt Cobain, Richard Nixon, Nicole Brown Simpson and Andrés Escobar would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as “In the Heat of the Night”, “Melrose Place”, “Mad About You” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”. Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as “Syndicate”, “Mortal Kombat II”, “Disney’s Aladdin” and “Jungle Strike”.
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as “Dink, the Little Dinosaur”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “Animaniacs” and “Tales from the Cryptkeeper”. If you’re a kid or a teenager, then you’re probably playing with toys such as the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, Polly Pocket, Teen Talk Barbie and Littlest Pet Shop.