- Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss
- The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H. W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada
- Catherine Leno, mother of Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
- Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies
- William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
- Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81