8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)
- Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
- Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
- The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
- Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame