• Taliban seize Kabul after Soviet withdrawal
  • Manchester terrorist bomb destroys part of city centre
  • Prince Charles divorces Princess Diana
  • Online auction eBay is commercially launched
  • The Photographers’ Gallery launch first Photography Prize In London
  • Brilliant! New art from London opens at walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • Opening of GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) in Glasgow
  • Spice Girls ‘girl power’ slogan takes Europe by storm
  • Anthony Minghella’s film The English Patient wins nine Academy Awards