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Carlo Walbel is born in Aalen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe. He will find success as rapper, singer, producer and designer Cro.
The Rolling Stones play the second of ten concerts at Tokyo Dome, Japan, Asia. These are the group's first-ever performances in that country.
Eric Clapton plays at The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
On his Trash Tour, Alice Cooper plays at The Performing Arts Center, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Debbie Harry (aka Blondie) plays at The Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Civic Centre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Pictures Of You by The Cure enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No24.
Duff McKagan of Guns N'Roses is divorced from his first wife, Mandy Brixx.
Ronnie Lane is interviewed for radio while in Japan, Asia, on tour.
Nirvana spend the third of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
B.B. King plays at The Boulder Theatre, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour, Janet Jackson plays at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, USA.
The Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre announces that Asteroids 4147-4150, are to be named Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr after the four members of The Beatles.
Nelson Mandela appears at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, as part of the Nelson Mandela Birthday Tribute Concert featuring Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Jerry Dammers, Aswad, Simple Minds, Bonnie Raitt, Daniel Lanois, George Duke and others.
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Tina Turner begins her Foreign Affair World Tour with the first of two nights in The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
1950s rock'n'roller Ritchie Valens finally gets his star (No. 1915) on The Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The $3,500 installation costs are paid by members of his family.
David Bowie plays at The Starplex Amphitheatre, Houston, Texas, USA.
Jim Hodder, the original drummer for Steely Dan, drowns in his swimming pool, aged 42, in Point Arena, California, USA.
Aerosmith release a new single, The Other Side, on Geffen Records in the USA. It is the fourth single from the band's 1989 album Pump.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
James enter the UK albums chart with Gold Mother which will, in due course, peak at No2.
Depeche Mode play at The CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sinead O'Connor plays at The Point, Dublin, Eire.
Faith No More play at The Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany, Europe.
Robert Plant plays in Binghampton, New York State, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA.
Mariah Carey scores her first top five entry in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Vision of Love - her first of many top five titles.
Wilson Phillips by Wilson Phillips is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
Wet Wet Wet release a new single, Stay With Me Heartache/I Feel Fine, in the UK.
Robert Plant plays at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Robert Plant plays at Tucson Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, plays at The Union, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Hothouse Flowers play in Rimini, Italy, Europe.
During their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones visit with Vaclav Havel, President of Czechoslovakia,in Prague. They then perform for the first time ever in the country, at Strahov Stadium to an audience of over 100 000. Posters in the city read, "Tanks are rolling out, the Stones are rolling in".
On her Rhythm Nation tour, Janet Jackson plays at Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Prince begins the Japanese leg of his Nude tour with the first of two nights at The Tokyo Dome, Japan, Asia.
Frank Sinatra plays at The Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On their Wild! tour, Erasure play at Milton Keynes National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
REO Speedwagon play at The Sun Dome, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Aswad appear at the launch party for a new radio station, KISS-FM, in London, England, UK.
Mariah Carey releases a new single, Love Takes Time, on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Walter Norris Trio spends the second of two days records the LP L ush Life for Concord Jazz Records in the USA.
The Pursuit Of Happiness play at Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Scottish band Deacon Blue enter the UK album charts with Ooh Las Vegas. It will peak at No3.
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On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at The Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Edutainment, the fourth album by Boogie Down Productions, is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, when Kiss play at The War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, Paul Stanley runs into the guardrail on stage and cracks his ribs, which results in the cancellation of dates later in the month at Sydney, Halifax and Moncton.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Palacio de Deportes, Madrid, Spain, Europe.