"Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California
- The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
- Nicholas John, dramaturge, dies at 43
- Ray Howard-Jones, artist, dies at 93
- Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)