- Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
- Rob Davis, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
- George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
- Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
- Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65
Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53