The Best of 1994

Year in review: The best movies, music, sports teams, toys and more, all from 1994. Enjoy!

MOVIES

  • Best Actor (Academy Awards): Tom Hanks (Philadelphia)
  • Best Actress (Academy Awards): Holly Hunter (The Piano)
  • Best Picture (Academy Awards): Schindler’s List
  • Highest Grossing: The Lion Ling ($768,625,889)
  • Best Disney Movie: The Lion King

MUSIC

  • Best Music Video (MTV Music Awards): Cryin’ – Aerosmith
  • Best New Artist (Grammy Awards): Sheryl Crow
  • Record of the Year (Grammy Awards): All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow

TELEVISION

  • Top 5 Shows:
    1. Seinfeld
    2. ER
    3. Home Improvement
    4. Grace Under Fire
    5. Monday Night Football
  • Series Debuts:
    • All That
    • Ellen
    • ER
    • Friends
    • Party of Five
    • The Secret World of Alex Mack
    • Sister, Sister

SPORTS

  • FIFA
    • Mens World Cup (Hosted in USA)
      • Champion: Brazil
  • MLB
    • World Series Champion: Cancelled (strike)
  • NBA
    • Champion: Houston Rockets
  • NFL
    • Champion: Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL
    • Champion: New York Rangers
  • Tennis
    • Men’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open –
      • French Open –
      • Wimbledon championships –
      • US Open –
    • Women’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open –
      • French Open –
      • Wimbledon championships –
      • US Open –

FASHION

  • Best Sneaker: Nike Air Max 2 CB -1994
  • Fashion Trends: Over-sized flannels, The “Rachel Haircut”, the Bowl Cut

TOYS

  • Best Selling Christmas Gift: Power Rangers Toys

VIDEO GAMES

  • Best Selling: Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
  • Best Console: PlayStation

OTHER

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