"Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto
- 240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
- Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"
- Twins fire manager Ray Miller & replace him with coach Tom Kelly
- US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut