Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was elected the first commissioner of baseball.
Ellis Island stopped serving as the chief immigration station for the United States. Twenty million immigrants went through Ellis Island in its 62 years of operation.
A cyclone and tidal wave hit East Pakistan, killing over 200,000 people.
The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the second time. It was the first time a space vehicle was used more than once.
Ramzi Yousef, the man behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was convicted in New York.