- 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think"
- Adam Lamberg, American actor
- Melissa McGhee, American singer
- Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)
- Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France
Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage
- Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise), dies at 77 from a traffic accident