- 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
- Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
- Leslie M Marx, Ft Belvoir Va, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)
- Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
- Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996)
- Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
- Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40