- "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
- Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
- Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash
- Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK
- The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
- Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
Alanis Morisette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario