- In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended.
- The British state-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son is sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank.
- The Irish Republican Army (IRA) plant a bomb in Oxford Street, Belfast, killing a 64 year old woman
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Day of the Week: Friday