- "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
- 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
- Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
- The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], American rapper and record producer (Still D.R.E., The Next Episode), born in Compton, California
- Peter Martini, journalist