- Gargoyles, Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles: Before October 4. David Xanatos has Castle Wyvern moved from Scotland to the top of the Eyrie Building in Manhattan. ("Awakening" Part II, Ask Greg)
- Real World: February 22. Aldrich Ames, a CIA employee, and his wife are charged with spying for the Soviet Union.
- Real World: March 7. Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music U.S. Supreme Court decision rules that parodies are generally considered fair use.
- Real World: March 31. Nature reports the discovery of the first complete Australopithecus skull in Ethiopia.
- Real World: May 6. The Channel Tunnel is opened, allowing ground travel between England and France in around 35 minutes.
- Space Odyssey: Wednesday, May 25. Dedication of first United States Lunar Base. Clavius Base constructed by U.S. Astronomical Engineering Corp.
- Real World: July 25. The "Washington Declaration" ends the state of war between Israel and Palestine that began in 1948.
- Cowboy Bebop: August 14. The woman later known as Faye Valentine is born. (Cowboy Bebop: "My Funny Valentine"; Cowboy Bebop Anime Guide 1)
- Harry Potter: September 1. Harry Potter begins his fourth year at Hogwarts. The events of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire follow.
- Gargoyles, Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles: October 4. Goliath and his fellow gargoyles awaken atop Castle Wyvern. Events of Gargoyles Season 1 begin. ("Awakening" Part I, Ask Greg)
- Real World: October 29. Francisco Duran fires shots at the White House; he is later convicted on charges of attempting to assassinate U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- Kill Bill: At age 20, O-Ren Ishii is recognized as one of the world's deadliest assassins. (Kill Bill Vol. 1; see 1983)
- X-Men (Films): Lehnsherr and Xavier save a boy wearing ruby quartz glasses from mob violence. Later, Lehnsherr learns of Von Shank's arrest and goes to prison to kill him. (X-Men The Movie Prequel: Magneto)
New Fictional Works
Songs of Earth and Power by Greg Bear, Insomnia by Stephen King, Troubling a Star by Madeline L'Engle, Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett, Soul Music by Terry Pratchett.
- Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (TV movie), Angels in the Outfield, Arcade, Armed and Deadly, Armitage III (Japan), Automatic, Beanstalk, Biohazard: The Alien Force
- The Birds II: Land's End, Blink, Brainscan, Carnosaur 2, Ceremony, Clear and Present Danger, The Companion, Cosmic Slop, The Crow, Cyber Tracker, Cyborg 3: The Recycler
- Dark Angel: The Ascent, The Dark, Darkness, Dead on Sight, Death Machine, Deep Red, Dellamorte, Dellamore, Demon Keeper, Digital Man, Dominion, Double Dragon
- Dragonworld, Dream Man, Embrace of the Vampire, The Evil Within, Evolver, Eyes of the Serpent, Fatherland, Final Mission, Guyver 2: Dark Hero, The Haunting of Sea Cliff Inn
- Hercules and the Amazon Women (TV movie), Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (TV movie), Hercules and the Circle of Fire (TV movie), Hercules and the Underworld (TV movie)
- Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (TV movie), Highlander: The Final Dimension, The Howling: New Moon Rising, Immortal Combat, Interview with the Vampire
- Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight, Jack Be Nimble, Jugular Wine, The Jungle Book, The Kingdom, La Machine, Leapin' Leprechauns, Legend of the Red Dragon
- Leprechaun 2, The Lifeforce Experiment (TV movie), The Lion King, Lurking Fear, Macross Plus (Japan), Magical Twilight, The Mask, Moonchild, Mosquito
- The Mystery of Rampo, The Neverending Story III: Escape to Fantasia, New Crime City: Los Angeles 2020, The New Cutey Honey (Japan), New Eden, New Nightmare, The Next Karate Kid
- Night of the Demons 2, Nightsiege: Project Shadowchaser 2, No Escape, Oblivion, The Pagemaster, Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead, Prehysteria 2, Project: Metalbeast
- Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter, The Puppet Masters, Raging Angels, The Regenerated Man, Replikator: Cloned to Kill, The Return of Jafar
- Revenge of the Musketeers, Revenge of the Red Baron, Roswell, Royce, The Santa Clause, Scanners 4: The Showdown, The Secret of Roan Inish, The Shadow, Shatter Dead
- Shrunken Heads, Sinyster, Solar Force, Sorceress, The Spy Within, Star Quest, Star Trek: Generations, Stargate, Steel Frontier, Street Fighter, The Swan Princess
- Synapse, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Thumbelina, Timecop, Trancers 5: Sudden Deth, Trapped in Space, Troll in Central Park, True Lies, The Unborn II
- Virtual Combat, Witch Hunt, Witchcraft VI: The Devil's Mistress, The Witching, Wolf
Notable Comic Books
Fate #0, Legion of Super-Heroes #0, Legionnaires #0, Marvels, The Power of Shazam! (graphic novel), Starman #0, Zero Hour.
Notable Television Series
- Beginning: Babylon 5, Battletech, Creepy Crawlers, Dead at 21, Disney's Aladdin, The Dragon Ring (miniseries), Earth 2, Gargoyles, Highlander: The Animated Series, MANTIS, Marvel Action Hour, Mega Man, Monster Force, Mutant League, Phantom 2040, Reboot, The Red Planet, Robocop, Skeleton Warriors, Space Precinct, Spider-Man, The Stand (miniseries), Street Sharks (miniseries), The Tick, Touched by an Angel, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, WildCATS
- Continuing: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (Season 3), Conan the Adventurer becomes Conan and the Young Warriors, Dragon Ball Z (Season 6) (Japan), Exo-Squad (Season 2), Forever Knight (Season 3), Highlander: The Series (Season 3), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (Season 2), Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Season 2), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 2), SeaQuest DSV (Season 2), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Season 8), The Tomorrow People (Season 2), Transformers: Generation 2 (Season 2), The X-Files (Season 2), X-Men (Season 3),Star Trek Deep Space 9 (Season 2).
- Ending: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Biker Mice from Mars, BOTS Master, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Double Dragon, The Legend of Prince Valiant, Mighty Max, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stone Protectors, Swat Kats,
Notable Electronic Games
Donkey Kong Country (Super NES).
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