- David Jenkins wins the men's figure skating gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; US takes the singles double after Carol Heiss wins women's event
- USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"
- Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
- Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham, United Kingdom
- Aleksandar Belic, Serbian linguist, dies at 83