Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 0 months and 20 days
- "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
- 75th CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos 10th Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 38-36 on Jerry Kauric's last second field-goal
- A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115
- France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
- New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
- Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.