- Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
- Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
- Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
- Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh and 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72 and 1975-76), assassinated in a military coup by a group of junior army officers at 53