- "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
- Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second album "Bayou Country", featuring singles "Good Golly, Miss Molly" and "Proud Mary"
- Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
- USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)