- Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
- Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
- The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.
- Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
- Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
- Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32
- Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)