- 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins
- Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
- Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
- David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)
Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (World Cup captain 1986, 91 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Kim Thompson, Bath England, actress (Stealing Heaven)
- Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), dies at 90