The Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway resulting in the death of 42 sailors.
Fourteen bus passengers were killed when an Arab assaulted the bus driver as the bus was driving by the edge of a cliff in Tel Aviv.
Students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.
The Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of petroleum after running aground in Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Two of Libyan MiG-23 planes are shot down by two US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin re-opens after nearly 30 years, ending the division of East and West Germany.
A right-wing military rebel group from the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino. They failed.
A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.
In Beijing, over 100000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
A crush of people occurs at Hillsborough Stadium in the FA Cup Semi Final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.