It certainly was a day for civil unrest. October 21, 1995 saw a wave of prison riots erupting across the U.S. - some blamed the refusal to relax stiff penalties on crack cocaine, others attributed it to the Million Man March. Whatever the reason, all prisons in the U.S. on this particular day were on lock down.
And there were riots in Okinawa - due to the continued U.S. military presence on the island and the recent rash of rapes among U.S. service personnel and Okinawa locals.
Fingers were crossed that hostage David Hutchings and three others would be released shortly from captivity in India, at least it was hoped.
President Clinton leveled a few blasts at the GOP for their Budget plan.
Mexico suffered its third earthquake in a month. This doing a bit more damage than the others.
And the World Series was getting underway this evening with the Cleveland Indians going up against the Atlanta Braves - the first time the Indians made it to a World series since 1954.
And that's what today was all about in 1995, via The CBS World News Roundup for October 21, 1995.