- Average US yearly income was $30,030
- Gas cost $1.92.
- Average US house was $122,500.
- Average UK house was £68,634.
- UN and US start Operation Restore Hope in Somalia to fight the famine and the civil war.
- European Union started with signing of the Maastricht Treaty.
- In Afghanistan, the communist government is overthrown.
- US, Canada, and Mexico sign NAFTA.
- UN imposes sanctions on Libya.
- South Africa vote to create a multi-racial government.
- Independence: Bosnia Herzegovina (starts a war)
- Windows 3.1 released.
- Wolfenstein 3D, first-ever 1st-person shooter came out.
- Euro Disney opened.
- AT&T releases a video telephone.
- Robin Williams went to town with Aladdin.
- Tom Cruise was helping A Few Good Men.
- Sharon Stone crosses her legs in Basic Instinct and jaws drop around the country.