- Average US yearly income was $37,070
- Gas cost $1.09.
- Average US house was $119,050.
- Average UK house was £68,032.
- Civil War breaks out in Rwanda.
- Nelson Mandela becomes president of South Africa.
- UK and France open the Chunnel (Channel Tunnel).
- US invades Haiti to restore democracy.
- Yassar Arafat returns to Palestine after 27 years in exile.
- In Russia, Yeltsin orders troops into rebel region of Chechnya to try to restore order.
- Israel and Jordan sign a peace treaty.
- IRA announced a complete cessation of military operations.
- UN Peacekeeping forces forced to withdraw from Somalia.
- Java programming language released.
- Michael Jackson marries Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie.
- O.J. goes for a slow drive.
- First genetically engineered food (Flavr Savr tomato) approved.
- True Lies gives spies a homelife.
- The Lion King really roars in theaters.
- Sandra Bullock goes on one heckuva bus ride in Speed.