- 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.
- 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
- Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
- All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)
Day of the Week: Tuesday