"Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released
- "Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins
- A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
- The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
- WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
- Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)