- British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
- NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
- Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
- Hector King, Mexican singer and songwriter, born in Culiacán, Mexico
- Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer, born in Peristeri, Athens
- Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer, born in Vienna, Austria
- Rasheeda, American hiphop singer, born in Decatur, Illinois