1962 Independence of Burundi.
1962 Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
1966 King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1994 The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
2004 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.