- Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
- Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
- Mark Whiten, American baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
- Stacy Lattisaw, disco singer (Million Dollar Baby), born in Washington, D.C.
- Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)