Back to 1994

I will take a look at the top 10 things which happened in 1994.

  1. The lion King
  2. Pulp Fiction
  3. Oasis made there debut album
  4. Play station
  5. The Channel Tunnel opened

  6. The The Daily Telegraph became the first U.K. newspaper to launch a news website

  7. Friends, arguably the greatest sitcom ever, launched

  8. We were still trying to get our heads around the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. In June Charles admitted his extramarital affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.

  9. Four Weddings and a funeral became biggest grossing British film ever, making nearly $250 million and costing just $3.5 million to make.
  10. Forrest Gump.

In april of 1994 – ‘Unemployment has fallen to just over 2,500,000 – the lowest level in two years – as the economy continues to make a good recovery from the recession that ended a year ago’

In June of 1994 – The Conservatives suffer their worst election results this century, winning a mere 18 out of 87 of the nation’s seats in the European parliament elections. The resurgent Labour Party, still without a leader as the search for a successor to the late John Smith continues, wins 62 seats.

In July – The strong economic recovery continues as the economy was reported to have grown by 1.4% during the second quarter of this year.

Tony Blair wins the Labour Party leadership election defeating John Prescott and Margaret Beckett.

In November –  Criminal Justice and Public Order Act receives Royal Assent. This changes the right to silence of an accused person, allowing for inferences to be drawn from their silence; increases police powers of “Stop and search” and gives them greater rights to take and retain intimate body samples; changes the law relating to collective trespass to land, criminalising some previously civil offences; tightens the law in some areas relating to obscenity, pornography and sexual offences; and lowers the age of consent for male homosexual acts from twenty-one years to eighteen, while setting the age for female acts at sixteen, for the first time in English law recognising the existence of lesbianism

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These are most of the significant things which happened in 1994. This should paint a clearer picture of that terrible year for the Oyedele’s. The country was just seemingly coming out of a recession and Labour looked powerful gaining the hearts of the nation. Many significant things happened musically, in film, and pop culture making it an interesting year in the U.K.



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