- Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.
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- Mehmet Scholl, German footballer