- "The Simpsons" premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
- 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
- Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello as president
- Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)
- Patti Rizzo/Mike Hill win LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
Day of the Week: Sunday