Event DateEvent Name
02-03-1994The men's basketball teams of Duke University and the University of North Carolina played against each other for the first time as the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the nation, respectively. The Tar Heels defeated the Blue Devils 89-78 at the Dean E. Smith Center Student Activities Center.
04-03-1994The women's basketball team won the NCAA national championship, defeating Louisiana Tech University 60-59 on a last second shot by Charlotte Smith. On the way to being named the Final Four's Most Valuable Player, Smith scored 20 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the championship game.
05-15-1994Geneticist Francis Collins spoke at the University's 192nd commencement, which marked the official end to the University's bicentennial celebration.
06-03-1994The Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, located on the eastern edge of the University's campus, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
10-10-1994Dr. Martin Rodbell, adjunct professor of biochemistry, was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his part in the discovery of G-proteins and their role in turning signals from light, hormones, and some chemicals into action within cells.
10-19-1994The women's soccer team lost its first home game ever, falling to Duke University by a score of 3-2.
11-07-1994Student-operated WXYC-FM became the first radio station in the world to offer a live internet simulcast of an off-air signal.
12-04-1994In a contest against North Carolina A & T University, women's basketball player Charlotte Smith dunked a basketball, becoming the second woman to do such during a regulation game.