- 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats New Zealand 20-17 at Sydney
- 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn
- In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.
Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California
- Singer Wynonna Judd (39) weds D. R. Roach (39) in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee