- 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
- 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
- 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
- Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
Day of the Week: Saturday