- "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
- "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances
- AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10
- Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
- Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die
- NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 28-3
- Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
Day of the Week: Sunday