1994 in Wales
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|1994 in Wales|
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|1994 in: The United Kingdom • England • Ireland • Scotland|
|Other events of 1994|
- Prince of Wales – The Prince Charles
- Princess of Wales – Diana
- Secretary of State for Wales – John Redwood
- Archbishop of Wales – Alwyn Rice Jones, Bishop of St Asaph
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales – John Gwilym Jones
- 26 January - A man fires two blank shots at Charles, Prince of Wales, during the prince's visit to Sydney, Australia.
- 10 February - An earthquake shock measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale is experienced within a 50-mile radius of the epicentre near Bangor, Wales.
- 18 March - An earthquake shock measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale is experienced within a 30-mile radius of the epicentre near Newtown, Montgomeryshire.
- 1 April - At Coney Beach Pleasure Park, Porthcawl, a 9-year-old boy is killed after being flung off the 58-year-old "Water Chute" ride when a steel hoop collapses in wet and windy conditions and falls onto the open-topped carriage in which he is travelling.
- 29 June - In a televised interview with Jonathan Dimbleby, the Prince of Wales admits having committed adultery after the breakdown of his marriage.
- 19 July - Glenys Kinnock is elected to the European Parliament.
- 28 August – Sunday trading becomes legal in England and Wales for the first time.
- September - Bryn Terfel is guest soloist at the Last Night of the Proms.
- Dr Elizabeth Haywood is the first winner of the Welsh Woman of the Year award.
- Miners at the Tower Colliery in South Wales, led by Tyrone O'Sullivan, set up TEBO (Tower Employees Buy-Out) to try to save their mine.
- Work begins on the Cardiff Bay barrage.
- St Davids (population 2,000) is restored to city status in the United Kingdom at the request of the Queen, confirmed by letters patent presented on 1 June 1995.
Arts and literature
- Foundation of the Harlech Biennale visual arts festival.
- National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Neath)
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - Emyr Lewis
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Gerwyn Williams
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Robin Llywelyn, O'r Harbwr Gwag i'r Cefnfor Gwyn
- Gwobr Goffa Daniel Owen -
- Wales Book of the Year:
- John Davies - A History of Wales
- Jonathan Dimbleby - The Prince of Wales: a Biography
- Mike Jenkins - Graffiti Narratives
- John May - Reference Wales
- Jenny Rees - Looking for Mr Nobody; The Secret Life of Goronwy Rees
- Donald Evans - Wrth Reddf
- Bobi Jones - Crist a Chenedlaetholdeb (Christ and Nationalism)
- Esyllt T. Lawrence - Cyn y Wawr
- Mihangel Morgan - Saith Pechod Marwol
- Shakin' Stevens gives up recording.
- Gogs (animation)
- Gwalia yng Nghasia (documentary)
- Yr Heliwr ("A Mind to Kill") (drama)
- Uned 5 (children's)
- Commonwealth Games - The Wales team wins a total of 19 medals, including five golds (Colin Jackson, 110m hurdles; Neil Winter, pole vault; Michael Jay, rapid-fire pistol; David Morgan, middleweight weightlifting snatch and overall middleweight title).
- Football - Vinnie Jones is chosen to captain the Wales international side.
- Golf - Ian Woosnam wins the British Masters tournament.
- 1 January - Allen Forward, Wales international rugby union player, 72
- 23 March - Donald Swann, musician, 70
- 21 May - Cliff Wilson, snooker player, 60
- 31 May - Tom Lewis, Wales international rugby union player, 89
- 27 June - Jeremy Brooks, novelist, poet and dramatist, 67
- 24 July - Aubrey Davies, cricketer, 79
- 31 July - Caitlin Macnamara, widow of Dylan Thomas, 80
- 23 August - Wat Jones, cricketer, 77
- 1 September - Dr Roger Thomas, politician
- 4 October - F. Gwendolen Rees, zoologist, 88
- 9 October - Idris Hopkins, footballer, 83
- 17 October - Gus Risman, rugby league player, 83
- 28 October - Steve Curtis, boxer, 45
- 6 December - Alun Owen, screenwriter, 69
- 29 December - Jack Rippon, cricketer, 76
- 31 December - Harri Webb, poet, 74
- date unknown - Elisabeth Inglis-Jones, writer
- "Survivors speak of tragedy at funfair: Steel hoop 'had collapsed into path of Water Chute car', The Independent, 2 April 1994. Accessed 30 October 2012
- "Sunday trading legalised". BBC News. 1994-08-28. Retrieved 2008-01-28.