- Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
- Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
- Soviet unmanned spacecraft Luna 16 launched to the moon
- Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for the 1st time at Heathrow airport
- US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
Day of the Week: Saturday