- Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
- NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
- Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician (Dave Matthews Band), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
- Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
- Jamie Huscroft, Creston, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
- Steven Harwell, American singer and musician (Smash Mouth)