- 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
- Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini offers a $1-3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"
- US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
- Kosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player
- Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)