Gulf Air Flight 771 is destroyed by a bomb, killing all 117 people on board.
The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
The metre is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet destruction of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.
Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
The ARPANET officially changes to using TCP/IP, the Internet Protocol, effectively creating the Internet.
Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.
The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by experts.
Bob Hawke is appointed Prime Minister of Australia.
Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.