- 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
- 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
- 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
- Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race to settle who was the world's fastest man
- Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
- LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia
- Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet politician (Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union 1980-85), dies at 92