- Thomas and Friends television show begins in U.S.
- Sky Television begins broadcasting as the first satellite TV service in Britain
- The Hillsborough disaster, one of the biggest tragedies in Europeanfootball, claims the life of 96 Liverpool supporters.
- Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World opens to the public for the first time.
- The Dalai Lama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Rebecca Adlington Olympic gold medal winning swimmer
- Theo Walcott England footballer
- Daniel Radcliffe actor
- Louis Smith British Olympic gymnast
- Taylor Swift American singer
- Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer
- Don Revie, English Footballer & Manager
- Indian Jones and the Last Crusade
- Back to the Future 2