Michelangelo Buonarotti, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, died.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published.
The first 3-D movie, Bwana Devil, opened in New York.
FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and charged with spying for Russia.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr., died from injuries sustained at the Daytona 500.