- KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
- NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
- The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month
- Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
- Kurt Angle, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Michael Foster, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia