- 16th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (140.894 MPH)
- 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
- Al-Muhtadee Billah, crown prince of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan
- Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
- Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.
Day of the Week: Sunday