- 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya wins men's event in 2:09:33; Olga Markova of Russia repeats as women's champion 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.
- David Koresh, [Vernon Howell], American cult leader (Davidians), dies shot at 33
- George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash