- NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators
- Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss
The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H. W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada
- Catherine Leno, mother of The Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
- Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies
- William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
- Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81