1994 was a year:
- 12–27 February – The Olympic Winter Games are held in Lillehammer, Norway.
- 17 July – Brazil wins the FIFA World Cup by defeating Italy, 3–2, following a penalty shootout in the final game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, USA.
- 18 September – The 1994 Swedish parliamentary election is held.
- 7 October – Carl Bildt resigns as Prime Minister of Sweden, following a defeat for the Moderate Party of Sweden in the 1994 parliamentary election, and is replaced with Ingvar Carlsson.
- 13 November – The majority of the people of Sweden votes in a referendum for European Union membership.