- 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Canterbury Tales" wins the Golden Bear
- 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
- Hurricane Agnes becomes US's costliest natural disaster, effecting 15 states, with 119 deaths, $3 billion damage
- US President Nixon & his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
- US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
Day of the Week: Friday