Bill Clinton was elected 42nd President of the USA
Militant Iranian students stormed the US Embassy in Teheran, taking 90 staff and US marines hostage. Their actions were condoned by Ayatollah Khomeini, who denounced the USA as the great Satan
American-born British poet and dramatist T. S. Eliot won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Death of Wilfred Owen, British poet and soldier .
Birth of Joseph Rotblat, Polish physicist, Nobel Prize winner .