- A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.
Marty Schottenheimer is abruptly fired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers due to lack of playoff success and a strained relationship with ownership
- Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
- Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)