Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)
- Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
- Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver, born in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer, born in Malé, Maldives
- Webbie [Webster Gradney, Jr.], American rapper, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
- Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
- Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, dies at 79