- Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
- During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
- Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to George Stigler
- Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
- St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
Day of the Week: Wednesday