- 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
- French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Ann Haydon-Jones of England 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 for her 3rd French singles title
Supergroup Blind Faith's debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech
- Tommy James and the Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
- Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
- Kim Rhodes, American actress
- Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
- Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois