Henry James, American novelist and critic, died.
The last British troops left India.
The final episode of M*A*S*H aired. It was the most watched television program in history.
Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in central Stockholm.
Four federal agents were killed in Waco, Texas, after they tried to serve an arrest warrant for weapons charges on Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh, starting a 51-day standoff.