"Do the Right Thing", directed by Spike Lee, starring Danny Aiello and Ossie Davis premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
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- Able J Herzberg, Russ/Neth lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies
- CLR James, West Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
- E Galgoczi, writer, dies
- Robert Webber, American actor (12 Angry Men, Moonlighting, 79 Park Avenue), dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at 64