- Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
- British pirate radio station Radio 270 broadcast from an offshore lugger, is forced to close down
Celebrity hairdresser Vidal Sassoon cuts actress Mia Farrow's hair into the famous pixie cut, costing $5,000. In reality, just a publicity stunt, Farrow had previously cut her own hair.
- Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
- Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No