- 6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3
- NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
- The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
- Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
- Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
- Jeff Bagwell, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (MLB All-Star 1994, 96, 97, 99; NL MVP 1994; Gold Glove Award 1994; Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
- Rebekah Brooks, English journalist (implicated in News International phone hacking scandal), born in Warrington, England
- Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30