Paul Keating was the Prime Minister and Lynn Arnold was defeated by Dean Brown for South Australia’s Premier.
Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia and the World Trade Centre was bombed, killing six people.
It was decided that Sydney would host the 2000 Olympic Games.
The Native Title Act is passed, which extinguishes indigenous claims to land except those on pastoral leases. Federal Opposition Leader John Hewson declares that the legislation is "monstrous", while Premiers Jeff Kennett and Richard Court state that it would be unworkable.
Essendon (20.13.133) defeat Carlton (13.11.89) to win the 97th VFL/AFL premiership.
Niamh Kavanagh wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with "In Your Eyes".
Windows NT 3.1, the first version of Microsoft's line of Windows NT operating systems, is released to manufacturing.
For the first time, the public is allowed inside Buckingham Palace in London.