Japan - an earthquake rocked Kobe, Japan killing over 5,000 people and causing great property damage. The Quake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale.
Tokyo, Japan - a terrorist cult known as Aum Supreme Truth released deadly nerve agent, sarin gas into the subway system in Tokyo. Twelve people were killed and up to 6,000 were injured during the attack.
Oklahoma City - domestic terrorists bombed the Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people.
Africa - an outbreak of the dangerous Ebola virus killed 244 people in Kikwit, Zaire in Central Africa.
Notable Deaths -
* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Julian Berrendero (Spa), 1912-1995, two time Vuelta Champion in 1941 and 1942.
* Giro d'Italia Champion: Francesco Camusso (Ita), 1908-1995, the Giro Champion in 1931.
Jerry Garcia, 1945-1995, was a pianist and guitarist for the American rock band The Grateful Dead.