- "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances
- 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
- 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
Ayrton Senna retires with gearbox trouble during the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins by 7 points from Alain Prost; McLaren-Honda wins Constructors title for 3rd straight year
- Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
- US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia