"Time" magazine calls Susan Sontag "one of Manhattan's brightest intellectuals" in a review of her groundbreaking essay "Notes on Camp"
Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.
- Cosy Sheridan, American singer (The Pomegranate Seed)
- Dave Gagner, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada
- Dave Schools, American musician (Widespread Panic), born in Richmond, Virginia
- John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case
- Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri), born in Glasgow
- Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian (A New Comic is Born), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
- Thomas Howard, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio
- Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
- Sam Cooke, American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" (You Send Me), shot to death at 33