- India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader
- Phoenix lights seen at night over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. Now a hotly debated controversy.
- Leo O'Brien, Australian cricket batsman (5 Tests; Victoria), dies at 89
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No
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