- USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"
- Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
- Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham
- Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83