- 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
- Finish ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
- NY Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)
UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls the proposed missile defense system known as Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
- US authors demonstrate against Iranian death threats against Salman Rushdee, author of "The Satanic Verses"
- Alia Sabur, American college educator, born in NYC, New York
- Daniel D. [Davis], American jazz and hip hop violinist, born in Charleston, South Carolina
- Joan Woodbury, American actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies at 73
- Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader, dies at 50
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: Straight Up - Paula Abdul
- #1 Song: Belfast Child - Simple Minds