Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)
- Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
- Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver
- Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer
- Webbie, American rapper
- Jane Frazee, singer/actress (Alice-Beulah), dies at 67 of pneumonia
- Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
- Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, dies at 79