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|994 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1747|
|Balinese saka calendar||915–916|
|Chinese calendar||癸巳年 (Water Snake)
3690 or 3630
— to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
3691 or 3631
|- Vikram Samvat||1050–1051|
|- Shaka Samvat||915–916|
|- Kali Yuga||4094–4095|
|Japanese calendar||Shōryaku 5
|Minguo calendar||918 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1305/1306 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1536–1537|
1120 or 739 or −33
— to —
1121 or 740 or −32
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- Sweyn Forkbeard marries Sigrid the Haughty.
- Otto III reaches his majority, and begins to rule Germany in his own right.
- Aethelred II pays £16,000 of Danegeld to Olaf Trygvasson.
- September 15 – Battle of the Orontes: The Fatimids defeat a Byzantine army, led by Michael Bourtzes.
- An increase in carbon-14 concentration, recorded in tree rings, suggests that a strong solar storm may have hit the Earth in either 993 or 994.
- November 7 – Ibn Hazm, Arab philosopher (d. 1069)
- Simeon, first Norman abbot of Ely Abbey
- Imam Bayhaqi, eminent Islamic scholar
- February 3 – William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
- June 24 – Abu Isa al-Warraq, Arab scholar (b. 889)
- Margrave Leopold I of Austria
- Sigeric the Serious
- Richardis of Sualafeldgau
- Disney's animated series Gargoyles took place in 994 throughout most of the first episode, as well as a few other episodes later.