Kaho'olawe no longer regularly used as a U.S. Navy bombing target.
Eileen Anderson defeats Fasi in the Honolulu mayoral race.
State officials establish virtual martial law over Sand Island and evict residents before demolishing their homes built on public ceded lands.
Charles Marsland becomes Hawaii's first elected prosecutor.
NFL brings the Pro Bowl to Hawai'i.
Census shows Hawaii's population grew more than 25% over past 10 years.
Newspapers report Mark David Chapman - John Lennon's murderer - lived in Honolulu for the past three years and bought the apparent murder weapon from a gun shop on Young Street.
Long-time criminal figure Francis Scott Key fatally beaten while sleeping at Hawai'i state prison (now O'ahu Community Correctional Center). His death sparks retaliatory killing of inmate Milton Nihipali and brings out dozens of Honolulu police officers in riot gear to quell potential inmate riots.