- 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
- Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
- USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
- Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book artist and painter
Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis star (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)