- 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, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York
Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (World Cup captain 1986, 91 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
- Kim Thompson, English actress (Stealing Heaven), born in Bath, Somerset, England
- Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), dies at 90