By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Alice Laussade
By Scott Reitz
August: Toadies release Interscope Records debut Rubberneck.
Aug. 31: The Wonderbra is introduced.
Sept. 14: Baseball owners and players can't resolve labor issues, forcing an early end to the season--and the cancellation of the World Series for the first time.
September: E.R. debuts on NBC; Chicago Hope premieres on CBS.
Nov. 1: Chicago Bulls retire Michael Jordan's number 23.
Nov. 5: George Foreman, at 45 the oldest and fattest champ in the ring, beats Michael Moorer to capture heavyweight title.
Nov. 28: Netscape introduces its Web browser, Navigator.
Dec. 5: Newt Gingrich is named Speaker of the House.
October: Bedhead releases 4SongCDEP.
Jan. 16: At least 597 people killed in western Japan when earthquake tears through country.
March 19: Nerve-gas attack in Tokyo subway kills eight and injures thousands.
March 19: Michael Jordan returns to the Chicago Bulls, wearing number 45, and loses to the Indiana Pacers.
April 30: Tejano superstar Selena, 23, is murdered in a motel room by the president of her fan club.
July 12-17: A record heat wave kills 800 people in the upper Midwest. In Chicago, 560 are dead.
November: Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky begin gettin' it on in the Oval Office.
Nov. 21: The leaders of three rival Balkan states agree to make peace in Bosnia, after four years of ethnic bloodletting.
Nov. 21: An extraordinary bull market in stocks causes Dow to surge past 5,000 for the first time.
Jan. 24: O.J. Simpson goes on trial in Los Angeles for murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, waiter Ron Goldman.
May 10: A Valuejet plane crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 aboard.
May 10-11: Eight mountain climbers die near the summit of Mt. Everest. Another four die over course of the month.
July 19: Summer Olympics open in Atlanta with Muhammed Ali lighting the Olympic flame.
July 27: A pipe-bomb blast in Olympic Park kills one and injures 111.
September: The U.S. Department of Justice begins investigating Microsoft's licensing practices with respect to the company's Web browser, Internet Explorer.
Oct. 29: Michael Jordan named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players.
Nov. 9: Evander Holyfield beats Mike Tyson to take the heavyweight title.
Dec. 26: Preteen beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found dead in her parents' Boulder, Colorado, home. The murder remains unsolved.
Jan. 16: Bill Cosby's 27-year-old son, Ennis, is shot to death on a Los Angeles freeway ramp.
Jan. 20: Bill Clinton begins second term as president.
Feb. 4: O.J. Simpson found liable for deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in civil lawsuit. Simpson ordered to pay their families $8.5 million in compensatory damages.
Feb. 19: Chinese leader and Communist revolutionary Deng Xiaoping dies of Parkinson's disease at age 92.
March 27: Thirty-nine members of California cult, Heaven's Gate, found dead, the result of a mass suicide.
April 28: Republic of Texas "officials" face police in armed standoff in West Texas.
May 1: John and Patsy Ramsey deny involvement in the death of their daughter, JonBenet.
May 11: Deep Blue, a computer, beats Garry Kasparov in chess match.
June 28: Mike Tyson takes a bite out of Evander Holyfield during title fight in Las Vegas.
Aug. 14: Timothy McVeigh sentenced to death for his involvement in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
Aug. 31: Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in Paris car crash.
Sept. 5: Nobel Prize-winning nun Mother Teresa dies at the age of 87.
Oct. 21: Elton John's "Candle in the Wind '97" becomes the world's biggest-selling single of all time.
Oct. 31: English nanny Louise Woodward sentenced to die for killing a baby. The sentence will later be reduced.