- Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
- Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80
- Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.
- Rhian Denise Ramos, Filipino actress
- Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
- Stefano Casiraghi, Italian speedboat racer, businessman and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, dies at 30