- During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 300 others.
- Atthaya Thitikul, Thai golfer (youngest female winner in pro event), born in Ratchaburi, Thailand
- Harry Jacunski, American football player
- Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
- Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
- Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)
- Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)