- Average US yearly income was $40,180
- Gas cost $1.22.
- Average US house was $131,750.
- Average UK house was £79,384.
- India and Pakistan start fighting again.
- Indonesia sees democracy restored.
- NATO forces go into Kosovo to stop Serbian ethnic cleansing of Albanians.
- Russia steps up offensive in Chechnya.
- West Nile virus appears in the US.
- Russia sees Yeltsin resign as President and Vladimir Putin take over.
- Bluetooth announced.
- Napster starts music piracy epidemic.
- Beanie Babies stop being sold.
- Falwell claims one of the Teletubby's is gay.
- Star Wars' The Phantom Menace was a hit.
- The Sixth Sense had us seeing lots of dead people but few really the ending coming (I didn't!).
- A new level of computer special effects came from The Matrix.