Darby Crash ODs; First (and last) Annual L.A. Weekly Photo Contest; New Meiji fast-food sushi outlets open; first L.A. Weekly Theater Awards;
Dorothy Stratten murdered;
Last Rockford Files episode airs;
Christina Ricci born in Santa Monica; Country Club opens in Reseda with Merle Haggard show; restored Vista Theater opens with showing of Cecil B. De Mille’s Cleopatra;
L.A. Dee Da scene column debuts in Weekly; anti-busing activist Bobbi Fiedler defeats 10-term incumbent Democratic Congressman James Corman for Valley seat.