Thomas S. Wootton High School
Class of 1994
Interesting Facts


Top News Stories from 1999


World Events


World Statistics


Population: 4.378 billion


population by decade


Nobel Peace Prize: Yasir Arafat (Palestine), Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin (both Israel)


More World Statistics...


Serbs' heavy weapons pound Sarajevo (Jan. 5-6).


Thousands dead in Rwanda massacre (April 6).


South Africa holds first interracial national election (April 29); Nelson Mandela elected President.


Israel signs accord with Palestinians (May 4), peace treaty with Jordan (Oct. 17).


IRA declares cease-fire in Northern Ireland (Aug. 31). Ulster Protestants declare cease-fire (Oct. 13).


Aristide returns to Haiti (Oct. 4), forms Government with Prime Minister and full Cabinet (Nov. 9).


US sends forces to Persian Gulf (Oct. 7).


Russians attack secessionist Republic of Chechnya (Dec. 11 et seq.).


U.S. Events


U.S. Statistics


President: William J. Clinton


Vice President: Albert Gore, Jr.


Population: 260,289,237


Life expectancy: 75.7 years


Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 53.7


Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 46.6


More U.S. Statistics...


Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan attacked (Jan. 6); three arrested in attack (Jan. 13).


Aldrich Ames, high C.I.A. official, charged with spying for Soviets (Feb. 22).


Four convicted in World Trade Center bombing (March 4).


Clinton accused of sexual harassment while Governor of Arkansas (May 6).


O. J. Simpson arrested in killings of wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and friend, Ronald Goldman (June 18).


US Supreme Court approves limit on abortion protests (June 30).


Senate confirms Stephen G. Breyer for Supreme Court (July 29).


Major league baseball players strike (Aug. 13).


Newt Gingrich named House Speaker (Dec. 5).




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 billion


Consumer Price Index: $148.2


Unemployment: 6.1%


Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29


More Economics...




Sports Links


Pro Football Summary

Pro Basketball Summary

Pro Baseball Summary


Super Bowl


Dallas d. Buffalo


World Series


Not Held


NBA Championship


Houston d. New York


Stanley Cup


NY Rangers d. Vancouver




Women: Conchita Martinez d. M. Navratilova (6-4 3-6 6-3)
Men: Pete Sampras d. G. Ivanisevic (7-6 7-6 6-0)


Kentucky Derby Champion


Go For Gin


NCAA Basketball Championship


Arkansas d. Duke


NCAA Football Champions


Nebraska (13-0-0)


World Cup


Brazil d. Italy




Entertainment Awards


Pulitzer Prizes


Fiction: The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx


Music: Of Reminiscences and Reflections, Gunther Schuller


Drama: Three Tall Women, Edward Albee


Academy Award, Best Picture: Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig, producers (Universal)


Nobel Prize for Literature: Kenzaburo Oe (Japan)


Record of the Year: "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston


Album of the Year: The Bodyguard—Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston (Arista)


Song of the Year: "A Whole New World" (Theme From Aladdin), Alan Menken and Tim Rice, songwriters


Miss America: Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC)


More Entertainment Awards...




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.


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.


Woodstock '94 commemorates the original weekend-long concert. Green Day and Nine Inch Nails join Bob Dylan and the Allman Brothers.




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




James Kelman, How Late It Was, How Late


Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries




Nobel Prizes in Science


Chemistry: George A. Olah (US), University of Southern California in Los Angeles, for research that opened new ways to break apart and rebuild compounds of carbon and hydrogen


Physics: Clifford G. Shull (US) and Bertram N. Brockhouse (Canada), for adapting beams of neutrons as probes to explore the atomic structure of matter


Physiology or Medicine: Alfred G. Gilman and Martin Rodbell (both US), for discovery of G-proteins that help cells respond to outside signals


More Nobel Prizes in 1998...


White House launches Web page. Initial commerce sites are established and mass marketing campaigns are launched via email, introducing the term "spamming" to the Internet vocabulary. Background: Computers and Internet


Dr. Ned First (US) clones calves from cells of early embryos. Background: Cloning Milestones


The FDA approves the Flavr Savr tomato, the first genetically-engineered food product.




Richard Milhous Nixon 4/22/1994


Cab Calloway


Burt Lancaster


John Candy


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Tip O'Neill


Jessica Tandy






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