- 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins
- The Spanish Socialist government of Felipe González and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of José María Ruiz Mateos.
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
- USFL NJ Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)
Day of the Week: Wednesday