- Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor
- Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
- The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
- With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
- James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
- John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
- Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
- Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies