- "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
- 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
- Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
- Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
Pope John Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he also condemns US moves to isolate the country
- Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
- Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies