Death of Desmond Llewelyn, British actor (played Q in James Bond films)
US President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice (Note: acquitted in February 1999).
Death of Stella Gibbons, British novelist and poet (Cold Comfort Farm)
US troops invaded Panama to overthrow General Noriegas regime
Ted Hughes was appointed Britains poet laureate
Britain and China signed an accord that would return Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty on 1st July 1997
Former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was expelled from the Indian Parliament and imprisoned for contempt.
Birth of Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union
Henry II crowned in Westminster Abbey