not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.”
“Gunsmoke” closed out 20 seasons on CBS with its final firstrun episode, “The Sharecroppers.”
the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Ann Quinlan, a young woman in a persistent vegetative state, could be disconnected from her respirator. (Quinlan, who remained unconscious, died in 1985.)
167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of Mexico.
the Warsaw Pact was formally dissolved.
actor Brandon Lee, 28, was accidentally shot to death during the
filming of a movie in Wilmington, N.C., when he was hit by a bullet fragment that had become lodged inside a prop gun.
MexicanAmerican singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Four American civilian contractors were killed in Fallujah, Iraq; frenzied crowds dragged the burned, mutilated bodies and strung two of them from a bridge.
HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced his resignation amid the wreckage of the national housing crisis.