Physicians of the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement saying that there was no reason for children with AIDS to be kept out of school. The group was attempting to reassure parents and educators who were worried about AIDS as a threat to their children. The doctors reported that of the 13,500 AIDS cases reported to date, none where known to have contracted the disease in a school or a daycare center.
A bird flying into a substation at 19th Street caused a power outage to 2,800 KPL customers at 8:40 a.m. The outage affected an area from Lawrence Avenue to Massachusetts and from 16th to 27th Streets, including Lawrence High School, Cordley, and Schwegler schools.
Local movie theaters were showing “Pink Floyd’s The Wall,” “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “Sweet Dreams,” Silver Bullet,” and a reissuing of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia.”