- 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
- Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
- Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
- Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"
- Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent
- Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
Day of the Week: Monday