- Japanese scientist achieve -271.8°C, coldest temperature ever recorded
Show trial of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena on charges of genocide and personal enrichment. The couple are found guilty and executed by firing squad the same day.
- Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader, dies at 51
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No