- 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
- Devo Keenan American cellist
- Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
- Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81