117 nations signed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva, Switzerland.
British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds made the ‘Downing Street Declaration’, aimed at achieving lasting peace in Northern Ireland..
Death of Lennard Pearce, British actor (played Grandad in Only Fools and Horses)
Death of Walt Disney, American film and TV producer who pioneered animated cartoon films
Death of Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-Swiss-American theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize winner.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial took place in Washington, D.C..
Richard Crossman born 1907 (died 1974). Labour politician known for his sometimes lively political diaries.
Birth of L.L. Zamenhof, Polish doctor, inventor of the Esperanto language