50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion
- HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.
- Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
- Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
- Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80