Saturday, November 28, 2009

~Flashback 1994~



Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars): $6,947.00 billion
Federal spending: $1460.84 billion
Federal debt: $4643.7 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):
$32,264
Consumer Price Index: 148.2
Unemployment: 6.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29


Events

  • Kurt Cobain kills himself. He was 27.
  • Ninety-five million viewers watch O. J. Simpson and Al Cowlings drive along Los Angeles freeways in history's most exciting low-speed chase.
  • Steven Spielberg wins his first directing Oscar for Schindler's List.
  • Woodstock '94 commemorates the original weekend-long concert. Green Day and Nine Inch Nails join Bob Dylan and the Allman Brothers.
  • For the first time in history, chain bookstores outsell independent stores, signaling what many fear to be the death of smaller booksellers at the hands of superstores.
  • Tom Hanks wins his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar. He won in 1993 for his role in Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump.
  • ER and Friends debut on NBC, establishing NBC's dominance of the Thursday-night lineup.

Movies

  • Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, Quiz Show, Nobody's Fool
















7 comments:

DCMetroreader said...

Great post -- I love to look back (guess b/c I'm old :)). Looks like 1994 was a watermark year in terms of entertainment -- Pulp Fiction & Shawshank Redemption.

PS Love your Betty Boop banner!

Lisa said...

Pregnant with my little surprise and mesmerized by the whole O.J. situation. Completely believed he had to be innocent at the beginning but by the end I was sick at by the certainty that he had done it.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a GREAT trip down memory lane...I'd forgotten about many of these events which seemed so critical at the time! And the cost of a stamp? Oh, my...how things have changed! Super post! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!!! ~Janine XO

Wander to the Wayside said...

I was an ER fan till the bitter end, and Friends as well. Love your new header!

Lisa said...

I have an award for you at http://litandlife.blogspot.com/

Laughing Stars said...

What a year! My daughter was born in 1994. I was homebound with pregnancy complications for a short time that summer. As luck would have it, a heat wave hit, I was feeling too miserable even to read, and the only thing on T.V. was the L.A.P.D. chasing O.J. Simpson around the city. :-)

Kitten said...

This was a meaningful post for me...1994 was the year I graduated high school and entered college, so this brought back a LOT of memories.

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