January 1: Russian Federation becomes an independent sovereign nation-state.
January 2: Price liberalization announced in the Russian Federation. Inflation wipes out savings in roubles.
January: Combat ends in Croatia.
February 5: President George H. W. Bush is reported to be mesmerized by a grocery scanner.
February 18: Following a month of allegations of infidelity and draft-dodging, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton finishes a surprisingly strong second in the New Hampshire Primary. The showing earns him the moniker "Comeback Kid" and paves his way to the Democratic Presidential nomination.
January 19: Russian scientists and technicians stage in Zvezdnyi Gorod or Star City, stage a symbolic strike to protest their low wages: 500 roubles per month.
April 5-6: Italian General Elections reduce the number of parliamentary seats held by the Christian Democratic Party, which then undermines the 4 party coalition that had ruled Italy.
April 6: United Nations recognizes Bosnian independence and war erupts between the Bosnian government and better armed Serb Bosnian nationalists. Three year seige of Sarjevo begins. The United Nations sits on its hands.
May 3: Marie Ségolène Royal becomes French Minister of the Environment.
May 19: At a speech in San Francisco, Vice President Quayle criticizes fictional television character Murphy Brown for choosing to raise a child alone.
June 15: A New Jersey sixth grader corrects Vice President Dan Quayle's misspelling of the word "potato."