Since my great-niece (grand-niece??) Brittany celebrated her 26th birthday yesterday, let's see what was going on in the United States on Wednesday, October 26, 1994.
In the U.S, the most popular baby names are Ashley and Michael. 30,279 baby girls were named Ashley and 44,467 boys were named Michael in the year 1994.
The President of the United States was Bill Clinton. The Vice President was Al Gore.
Average Income: $49,340/year
Minimum Wage: $4.25/hour
Top Songs for the week of October 26, 1994:
I'll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men
All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow
Always by Bon Jovi
Endless Love by Luther Vandross
Secret by Madonna
When Can I See You by Babyface
Top Books in 1994:
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner
Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Academy Award Winners of 1994:
Best Picture: Forrest Gump, Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Best Actor: Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
Best Actress: Jessica Lange in Blue Sky
On TV in 1994:
The X-Files Frasier Friends
Party of Five Babylon 5 N.Y.P.D. Blue
ER Homocide: Life on the Street Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Hot New Toys in 1994:
Sega 32X Pogs
People born on October 26:
1946 - Pat Sajak, Chicago, TV Host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show)
1947 - Jaclyn Smith, Houston, Texas, Actress (Charlie's Angels, Nightkill)
1938 - Ralph Bakshi, animator (Lord of Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse)
Happenings on October 26, 1994:
* Jordan and Israel sign peace accord.
* Walt Disney Home Video releases the animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on videotape.
I remember that my husband, Tracy, and I had just returned home from our epic two week adventure in Europe. We were still trying to get over the jet lag. My phone rang, and it was my niece, Missi, with the wonderful news that she was a mom to a beautiful baby girl, Brittany Michelle. She stole my heart before I ever met her.