- 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, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
- Leslie M. Marx, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
- Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
- Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
- Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
- Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40