February 1 - Janet Jackson has a wardrobe malfunction; the nation flips the hell out.
June 5 - Ronald Reagan dies.
June 21 - Mike Melvill on SpaceShipOne makes the first non-governmental human spaceflight.
June 25 - Fahrenheit 9/11 is released into theaters.
July 3 - Daelan Teeters is born.
July 21 - Jerry Goldsmith dies.
August 6 - Rick James dies.
August 17 - Dune: The Battle of Corrin is released.
August 18 - Elmer Bernstein dies.
October 4 - Brian Binnie on SpaceShipOne makes the ship's second spaceflight in a span of two weeks, winning the X Prize.