The UK devolved political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Committee
The Australian Government agreed to pay A$13,500,000 in reparations to Aborigines who were displaced by nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s
Death of Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug cartel leader .
Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan .
Fidel Castro and an armed group which included Che Guevara landed in Cuba to attempt to overthrow the government - they failed and most of the group were killed
Birth of Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born American engineer who developed the first commercial colour television system and invented the LP (long-playing) record
Birth of Georges Seurat, French artist, founder of the French school of Neo-Impressionism (Pointillism)
Official opening of St Paul's Cathedral
The University of Leipzig, Germany opened