- 1st day of voting in first ever multi-racial elections in South Africa, Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
- 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temperature 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