- The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
- US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
- Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket
- Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer
- Jean Genet, French criminal & writer, dies at 75
- Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, Soviet cosmonaut, dies at 76
- Tim McIntire, American actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42