- "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
- Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns
John Gotti found guilty of five murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), conspiracy to murder Gaetano "Corky" Vastola, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion.
- Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
- Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
- Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)