- 10th Sundance Film Festival: "What Happened Was" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
- Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)
- Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
Super Bowl XXVIII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13; MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB
- Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
- Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
- Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
- Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53