- Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
- Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
- Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
- CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
- Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
- A.J. Trauth, American actor (Even Stevens), born in Chicago, Illinois
- Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
- Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer (Luton Town), born in Athlone, Ireland