The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.
Death of Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist noted for his studies of severe storms.
Death of Alan J. Pakula, American film director .
Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets in Des Moines, Iowa - the first time in the USA that seven babies were born and all survived
The first National Lottery draw was held in Britain
Death of Christina Onassis, daughter of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
Ford Motor Company in the USA announced that they were discontinuing the unpopular Ford Edsel
The US Senate refused to ratify the Treaty of Versailles. (As a result of this, the USA did not join the League of Nations)
Birth of Peter Drucker, Austrian-born American writer and management consultant whose wrote extensively on business management topics
Death of Carl Wilhelm (‘William’) Siemens, German-born British engineer .
Birth of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer
Tennyson becomes Poet laureate