- "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
- 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
- Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
Pope John Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he also condemns US moves to isolate the country
Super Bowl XXXII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers, 31-24; MVP: Terrell Davis, Denver RB
- Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies