- A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
Atlanta Hawks' coach Lenny Wilkens passes the legendary Red Auerbach to become the NBA's all-time winningest coach, with 939 career victories; Hawks beat Washington, 112-90 at the Omni
- Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
- James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 59
- Joe Slovo, Latvian/South African attorney/sect-gen (SACR), dies at 68
- Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81