Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
- United Nations announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986
- "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China
- Jack Nance, actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53
- Lew Ayres, screen actor (Salem's Lot, State Fair), dies at 88
- Robert Grant-Ferris, politician, dies at 89