Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-2, 6-3 for her 5th career Grand Slam title
- Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
- Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
- John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
- Mahmoud Riad, Secretary-General of Arab League (1972-79), dies
- Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
- Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73