1: North American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) begins.
January 6: An
assaults rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. The man clubs
Kerrigan in the leg intending to remove her from competition.
January 14: Russian
TM-17 lands. On board are crew Vasili Tsibliyev and Aleksandr
to Earth after a long duration space mission aboard space station Mir.
January 25: NASA and the Ballistic Missile
launch the space probe Clementine. It will go on to orbit the
capture 1.8 million images of the surface.
January 30: The Dallas Cowboys football team defeats
Bills by a score of 30-13 for their fourth Super Bowl Victory in Super
February 3: NASA
Discovery on the STS-60 mission.
February 12: The
opening ceremony occurs in Lillehammer, Norway.
February 25: A retirement party is held in honor of
Gene Kranz's retirement from NASA. A friend and I attended this party
and had a private meeting with Mr. Kranz in his office on this
day. For an account of these events follow the Gene Kranz link.
March 4: NASA launches space shuttle
March 18: Space shuttle Columbia lands after
completion the STS-62 mission.
March 21: The Best Picture Oscar is awarded to
List" at the 66th annual Academy Awards ceremony.
March 22: Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-21 lands with
Anatoli Solovyov and Nikolai Budarin after the successful completion of
long duration mission on space station Mir.
April 9: NASA
launches space shuttle
Endeavour on the STS-59 mission. It is the first space shuttle
that I ever saw in person. For my personal account of the
the STS-59 link.
April 13: The
satellite is launch on board Atlas Centaur 73 from the Cape Canaveral
Station in Florida. For my personal account of the
launch follow the AC-73
April 20: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at
Air Force Base
in California after the successful completion of its mission.
April 26: A China Airlines Airbus A-300 crashes in
Nagoya, Japan killing all 264
April 27: Former US President Richard M. Nixon
buried at the
Nixon Presidential Library in California.
May 1: Formula 1 race driver Ayrton Senna is killed in a
crash at the
San Marino Grand Prix.
May 29: Al Unser Jr. wins the 78th Indianapolis
This is the
last 500 for veteran race driver Mario Andretti, who retires.
June 22: The Houston Rockets beat the New York
games to 3 in
the 48th NBA Championship.
July 1: Russia launches manned spacecraft Soyuz
a crew of
Yuri Malenchenko and Talgat Musabayev.
July 9: Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz TM-18 lands
Afansayev and Yuri Usachev.
July 8: NASA launches space shuttle
Columbia on mission
July 12: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are
murdered outside of
her home in Los Angeles, California.
July 16: First fragment of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
July 22: Last fragment of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
July 23: Space Shuttle Columbia lands after a record
setting 14 day 55
August 1: Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson
they had been married a few weeks before.
August 12: Members of the Major League
Association go on strike.
September 9: NASA launches space shuttle Discovery
September 13: Space probe Ulysses passes over the
Pole of the Sun.
September 20: Space shuttle Discovery lands after
September 30: NASA launches space shuttle Endeavour
October 3: Russia launches Soyuz TM-20 with
Viktorenko, Elena Kondakova, and German Ulf Merbold.
October 11: Space shuttle Endeavour lands after the
completion of mission STS-68.
13: NASA loses contact
with the Venus orbiting
spacecraft Magellan that is destined to burn up in the atmosphere of
after completing its mission.
November 3: NASA launches space shuttle Atlantis on
November 4: Soyuz TM-19 spacecraft lands in
with crew Yuri Malenchenko,
Talgat Musabayev, and German Ulf Merbold.
November 14: Space Shuttle Atlantis lands after the
December 2: Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss is found
of running a
call girl ring.