- 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
- 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
- Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
- Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
Day of the Week: Tuesday