Ken Livingstone elected first Mayor of London (not to be confused with Lord Mayor of London!)
‘Unabomber’ Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, California.
Iran-Contra Affair: former White House aide Colonel Oliver North was convicted of accepting an illegal gratuity, obstructing a congressional inquiry, and destroying official documents. (Convictions later overturned)
The PEPCON disaster – tons of rocket fuel detonated in a fire in Henderson, Nevada, killing 2 people and injuring over 300.
Death of Diana Dors, British film actress
US President Ronald Reagan declared public support for the Nicaraguan Contras who aimed to overthrow the Sandinista government.
Death of President Tito of Yugoslavia
Margaret Thatcher becomes first woman UK Prime Minister
The first Grammy Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, California
The entire Torino F.C. football team was killed in a plane crash near Turin, Italy. (One injured player did not make the trip and was the only survivor)
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged the Government to accept the Soviet Unions offer of a three-way military alliance with France
First Derby run at Epsom (some say 2nd June)
Battle of Tewkesbury – Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales