- 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