- 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy (started 1740)
- Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
- Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian writer
- David Sacco, Malden MA, NHL left wing (Oly-94, Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
- Knut Holmann, Norway, rower (Olympics-gold-96)
- Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912)