- Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
- France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
- Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
- Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
- UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
Day of the Week: Wednesday