- Butch Reynolds runs world record 400m (43.29)
- LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
- NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
- Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
- US Republicans nominate George H. W. Bush for President
Day of the Week: Wednesday