- 114th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8
- China declares martial law in Beijing
Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on "Saturday Night Live"
- Walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mt Everest top
- Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), dies at 70
- Erzsébet Galgoczi, Hungarian writer, dies at 58
- Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), dies at 42
- John R Hicks, English economist (Nobel 1972), dies