- 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:33 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:27
- After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
- Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
- South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.
Day of the Week: Monday