- "God Said, Ha!" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
- "Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC
- Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
- Lieutenant General Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire
- Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
- The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
- The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
Day of the Week: Tuesday