Iraq invades Kuwait
Death of Dick Emery, British comedian .
The musical ‘Annie’ closed on Broadway after 2,377 performances in nearly 6 years.
British punk rock star Sid Vicious went on trial in New York, charged with murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen
Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch bought Britains News of the World newspaper his first Fleet Street newspaper
The Soviet Union launched Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon
The USA and Canada signed a treaty to preserve Niagara Falls. This limited the amount of water that could be diverted to hydro-electric power stations during daylight hours, to maintain a spectacle for tourists
Vikings seize York