|Date:||15 April 1989|
|Location:|| Hillsborough Stadium|
|Deaths:||96 (94 on 15 April)|
|Inquiries:|| Taylor Report (1990)|
Hillsborough Independent Panel (2012)
|Coroner:|| Dr. Stefan Popper (1st inquest)|
Sir John Goldring (2nd inquest)
The Hillsborough disaster occurred on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. During the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs, a human crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others. The incident has since been blamed primarily on the police for letting too many people enter the stadium. It remains the worst stadium-related disaster in British history, and one of the world's worst football disasters.
Of those who died, 78 were aged 30 or younger. 38 of the victims were children or teenagers, and all but three of them were aged under 50.
- Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG)
- Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC)
- Liverpool Football Club Hillsborough Memorial
- Hillsborough Independent Panel
- HFD – A brief but fact filled reposte of the myths of the hillsborough disaster.
- Detailed transcript of The Sun newspaper coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.
- List of archive and library material relating to the disaster held at Sheffield City Council's Libraries and Archives.
- Bibliography of over 150 books, journal articles, TV programmes and websites relating to the Disaster and its aftermath produced by Sheffield City Council's Archives Service.
- A 20 minute video of the disaster in Windows Media Player format.
- September 2012 Hillsborough disaster report (7.25 megabytes) (Archive)