- 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"
- 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3
Montreal Canadiens coach Mario Tremblay leaves goaltender Patrick Roy in the game too long, allowing an embarrassing 9 goals in 11-1 rout by Detroit Red Wings; Roy demands trade; moves to Colorado Avalanche and wins Stanley Cup that season
- Francis Joseph Quinn, academic, dies at 90
- Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, dies at 82
- Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), dies of breast cancer at 66
- Stanley Devon, British photographer (British press photographer of the year 1948, 50), dies at 88