- Average US yearly income was $38,100
- Gas cost $1.15.
- Average US house was $129,300.
- Average UK house was £75,806.
- Terrorists attack two US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
- In Northern Ireland, the Good Friday peace agreement is reached.
- Famine hits southern Sudan with over one million in peril.
- Auckland, New Zealand experiences a 5-week blackout.
- Osama Bin Laden publishes a fatwa calling for jihad against Jews and Crusaders.
- Tsunami hits Papua New Guinea killing 1,500.
- Indonesian dictator Suharto steps down after 32 years of power.
- Russia devalues the ruble, dropping it 70% and causing many banks to go under.
- US President impeached for lying about sex - is acquitted.
- Google is founded.
- World's longest suspension brige (1.23 miles) opens in Japan.
- Viagra approved by the FDA.
- 76 million say goodbye to Seinfeld.
- Two huge rock were thrown at us in Armageddon and Deep Impact.
- Tom Hanks was Saving Private Ryan.
- Lots of people saw Godzilla but didn't like him.