- "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
- "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
- In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
- STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
Day of the Week: Wednesday