• The United States returned to space for the first time in over 2 years since the Challenger disaster.
• A Pan Am 747 exploded in the skies above Lockerbie Scotland, brought down by a terrorist bomb.
• Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart was photographed in series of hook-ups with prostitutes.
• The Hubble Space Telescope is put into operation.
• Sonny Bono was took the oath of office as the Mayor of Palm Springs.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• T.V: “The Cosby Show” “Growing Pains” & “Murder She Wrote”
• MOVIES: “Rain Man,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Big” and “Beetlejuice.”
• Elle Macpherson was the fashion icon.
• CD’s outsold vinyl records for the first time.
• Doppler radar was invented by Christian Andreas Doppler.
• The first major computer virus infects computers connected to the Internet.
• Roy Orbison
• Devine (Actor)
• Andy Gibb
• Enzo Ferrari
• Categorized as a power ballad; found on the album Hysteria.
• It is Def Leppard's only number-one single to date.
• Love Bites" was originally slated as the title for a different song, but that track was later re-titled "I Wanna Be Your Hero."
• Here’s Def Leppard with “Love Bites your #1@1 from October 1988