- CFL Grey Cup, SkyDome, Toronto: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40 on Dave Ridgway's field goal winner was known as 'The Kick'
- Comores coup under Bob Benard
India's Congress Party led by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi loses the general election to an opposition front led by V. P. Singh
- Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
- Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
- Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies