Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 7 months and 3 days
- America On Line begins service in Japan
- Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.
- Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM
The disaster film "Volcano" directed by Mick Jackson starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche premieres in South Korea