Spain declares war on Morocco.
The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Félicette, a black and white female Parisian stray cat becomes the first cat launched into space.
Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
The Australian Coalition sparks a constitutional crisis when they vote to defer funding for the government’s annual budget.
The “From Hell” letter allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
A massive truck bombing in Somalia kills 358 people and injures more than 400 others
Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes outside Moscow, killing 174.