- 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
- 32nd Orange Bowl: #4 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 39-28
- 32nd Sugar Bowl: #6 Missouri beats Florida, 20-18
- 52nd Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #1 Michigan State, 14-12
- All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
- Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic
- Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Day of the Week: Saturday