- 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win
- Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
- S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
- Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
- Walter Edmonds, writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93