April 9

  • Martin Luther King Jr.,

    buried in Atlanta
  • David Thompson

    scores ties 3rd highest total in the NBA - 73
  • White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver

    starts a record 15th opening day game
  • Mike Tyson

    strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
  • bunny

    World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • NFL

    NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"
  • Netherlands.

    A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
  • The Lion King

    The Lion King becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking The Phantom of the Opera
  • earthquake Iran

    37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran
  • Stuart Parkin

    Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage