- 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win
- Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
- Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70
- George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
- James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84