The Hillsborough Disaster was a deadly human crush that occurred on 15 April 1989, at Hillsborough, a football stadium home to Sheffield Wednesday in Sheffield, England, resulting in the deaths of 96 people (all fans of Liverpool Football Club).
It remains the deadliest stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the worst in international football.
It was the second of two stadium-related disasters to feature Liverpool supporters, the other being the Heysel Stadium Disaster in 1985.
The match was an FA Cup semi-final clash between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. It was abandoned six minutes into the first half.
The inquiry into the disaster, the Taylor Report, named the cause as failure of police control, and resulted in the conversion of many football stadiums in the United Kingdom to all-seater and the removal of barriers at the front of stands.
On 15 April 2009 fans of all sides will gather at Anfield to pay their respects twenty years on, and starting at 3.06pm there will be two minutes' silence in respect.
Nottingham and Sheffield will also gather for two minutes' silences to pay their respects.
2 BBC interviews with people who were there or affected by the disaster where 96 fans lost their lives.