- Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
- Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
Václav Havel is selected to be president of Czechoslovakia by the Federal Assembly shortly after the Velvet Revolution
- Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player (11 singles titles, only Japanese player ranked in top 10), born in Matsue, Japan
- Nathan Forbes, English football player, born in Sheffield, United Kingdom