- Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards
- The first round of the Formula 1 World Championship is held at Silverstone.
- Danny Kirwan, rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
- John "Jocko" Marcellino, rocker/actor (Tagget, Hot to Trot, Rain Man)
Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love), born in Saginaw, Michigan