- 58th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-14 in Auburn
- 5th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 41-39 in South Bend (Boston College's first win in the series)
- Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
- Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Robin Romeo
- Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
- Winnie Mandela's driver/bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg
Day of the Week: Saturday