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Dated Events

  • Real World: January 29. French President Jacques Chirac announces an end to French nuclear testing.
  • Real World: February 10. An early version of the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats gransmaster Garry Kasparov at chess, but loses the match entire.
  • Real World: March 13. Spree killer Thomas Hamilton opens fire at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland, killing 16 small children and an adult teacher before committing suicide.
  • Real World: March 20. The government of Great Britain announces that people may have contracted mad cow disease.
  • Real World: April 3. Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber," is arrested at his cabin in Montana.
  • Real World: July 5. The first mammal cloned from an adult cell, Dolly the sheep, is born.
  • Real World: August 6. NASA's ALH 84001, a meteorite believed to come from Mars, is announced to contain evidence of primitive life forms from that world.

Undated Events

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

Excession by Iain M. Banks, Intensity by Dean Koontz, Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett, Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.

Notable Films

Alien Nation: Millennium (TV movie), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (TV movie), The Craft, Doctor Who (TV movie), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Independence Day, Mission: Impossible.

Notable Comic Books

DC vs. Marvel; Supreme #41 (Alan Moore issues begin); Amalgam Comics event; Kingdom Come; Superman: The Wedding Album.

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning: The Adventures of Oliver Twist, B.A.D. (Bureau of Alien Detectors), Beast Wars, The Burning Zone, Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, Dark Skies, Darkstalkers, The Delta Wave, The Demon Headmaster, Dragon Flyz, Eagle Riders, Early Edition, Flash Gordon, The Incredible Hulk, Jumanji: The Animated Series, Kindred: The Embraced, The Mighty Ducks, Millennium, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, Neverwhere, Poltergeist: The Legacy, The Pretender, Profiler, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Sky Dancers, Space Cases, Vor-Tech, Wing Commander Academy.
  • Continuing: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (Season 5), Babylon 5 (Season 3), BUGS (Season 2), Dragon Ball Z becomes Dragon Ball GT (Japan), Gargoyles becomes Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Season 3), Highlander: The Series (Season 5), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (Season 4), Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Season 4), The Neverending Story (Season 2), The Outer Limits (Season 2), Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders (Season 2), Reboot (Season 2), Sliders (Season 3), Spider-Man (Season 3), The Tick (Season 3), The X-Files (Season 4), X-Men (Season 5), Xena: Warrior Princess (Season 2).
  • Ending: Aeon Flux, American Gothic, Earthworm Jim, G.I. Joe Extreme, Nowhere Man, Ocean Girl, The Savage Dragon, SeaQuest 2032, Skysurfer Strike Force, Space: Above and Beyond, Space Strikers, Street Fighter, Street Sharks, Tales from the Crypt, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teknoman, Tenko and the Guardians of the Magic, Ultraforce.

Notable Electronic Games

Gex (Sega Saturn, PC, 3DO, Playstation), Quake (PC), Resident Evil (Playstation).

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