Jim Brudner publishes an Op-Ed in The New York Times, ‘AIDS activism is good for research,’ explaining the science behind the then current AIDS research.
John Wallace dies of AIDS-related causes on February 28. He was 29 years old.
Scot Kevin Haller dies on June 24 in "Los Angeles:L#LosAngelesCalifornia.
Tim Dlugos dies on December 3.
Julian Bingham Abbott dies at the age of 64.
Yale College admits 2,269 of 12,528 applicants, an admission rate of 18.1 percent. Including tuition, room, and board, the full cost of a year at Yale College is $20,820.
The Hubble Space Telescope is launched. It remains in use today.
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein orders the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, triggering the Persian Gulf War. The conflict will cost coalition forces upwards of sixty billion dollars and leave Hussein in control of Iraq.