- 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
- Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
Future Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr signs his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins; 2 year deal paying a then record $70,000 plus signing bonus
- Houston Oilers hold Denver Broncos to no 1st downs in their NFL season opening 45-7 win at Rice Stadium
- Bennie Blades, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions; Pro Bowl 1991), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian politician