- Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
Edmonton Oilers trade captain Mark Messier (on the team for all 5 Stanley Cups) to the NY Rangers in exchange for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice & Louie DeBrusk; Messier leads Rangers to Cup 2 seasons later
- San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves
- The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
- Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
- Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83