When David Binn Was a Rookie…

By Ernie Padaon

David Binn has been in the league for 17 years and he signed on with the Chargers in 1994 as an undrafted rookie. Here are some things that happened in 1994 to put it all in perspective:

Average Cost of new house $119,050.00Average Income per year $37,070.00Average Monthly Rent $533.00Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.09Movie Ticket $4.08Average cost of new car $12,350.00Loaf of Bread $1.59Dozen Eggs 86 cents

Events in the US

  • Tonya Harding wins the national Figure Skating championship title but is stripped of her title following an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.
  • OJ Simpson flees police in his white ford bronco
  • Major League Baseball Players Association begin 232 day strike causing 1994 season to be cancelled
  • The Whitewater scandal investigation begins

Popular Culture 1994

Popular Films

  • Forrest Gump
  • The Lion King (Disney)
  • True Lies
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Flintstones
  • Dumb & Dumber
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Speed
  • The Mask
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Muriels Wedding
  • Star Trek: Generations

Popular Musicians

  • Bryan Adams
  • Rod Stewart
  • Sting
  • Sheryl Crow with All I Wanna Do
  • Bon Jovi
  • Erasure
  • Aerosmith
  • Janet Jackson
  • Pearl Jam
  • Phil Collins
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Alice in Chains
  • Boys II Men with On Bended Knees and I’ll Make Love To You
  • Rolling Stones
  • Blind Melon
  • Celine Dion with Power of Love
  • Beastie Boys

Popular Television

  • Law & Order
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • One Foot in the Grave (UK)
  • Rugrats
  • The Jerry Springer Show
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Frasier
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • NYPD Blue
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • The Late Show with David Letterman
  • The X-Files

Thanks to the site: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1994.html