- 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
- The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
- UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
- Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
- Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), dies of a heart attack at 46
- Zino Francescatti, French violinist (NY Phil-1939), dies at 89