- Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117
- The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
- Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse), born in Barneveld, the Netherlands
- Jose Solano, American actor (Baywatch), born in Inglewood, California
- Randy Blythe, American musician, born in Richmond, Virginia
- Terry Mickens, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Tallahassee, Florida
- Adolph Weiss, American composer, dies at 79
- Robert Manry, American copy editor of the Cleveland newspaper editor who sailed the Atlantic (Tinkerbelle), dies of a heart attack at 52