- Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
- David Morland, North Bay Ont, golfer (1992 Trafalgar Rookie of Year)
Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman (Chairman of Dreamworks Animation), born in Chicago, Illinois
- Reid Hayston, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
- Rodney Hampton, NFL running back (NY Giants)
- Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65