- British miners begin their strike in reaction to the three-day week
- John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
- Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
- Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
- Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
- US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
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