- Average US yearly income was $24,350
- Gas cost $1.80.
- Average US house was $92,000.
- Average UK house was £44,040.
- US Stock Market crashes in October.
- US warship Stark attacked by Iraqi ASM killing 30 sailors.
- Special envoy for Archbishop of Canterbury, Terry Waite, in Lebanon to plead for release of British held hostage is taken hostage himself.
- Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka escalate their revolt with a huge explosion in nation's capitol.
- Sikh terrorists attack a Hindu bus passengers killing 72.
- Nazi Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, found guilty of war crimes.
- First criminal convicted with DNA evidence.
- Disposable contact lenses go on sale.
- Televangelist Jim Bakker has fall from grace.
- Email as we know it comes into existance.
- Michael Douglas and cheating husbands learn how scary a Fatal Attraction can be.
- Then Douglas gets greedy on Wall Street and went to prison (but later he would marry Catherine Zeta Jones!).
- Mel Gibson shows he is a Lethal Weapon.