Erotic filmmaker Radley Metzger is born in New York City.
Carl Switzer (Alfalfa from the Little Rascals) is shot to death in an argument in Mission Hills, California.
American Psycho opens at the Sundance Film Festival. Bret Easton Ellis' book had been controversial for its gratuitous violence. The film version opened to less rancor than might have been expected, as director Mary Harron turned the material to satire.