- Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
- USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
- Adriana Cano Garcia, Miss Uruguay Universe (1997)
- Page Kennedy, American actor
Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75