- "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
"Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book
- "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 performances
- Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
- The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
- US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
- Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years
- Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords