- 22nd Cannes Film Festival: "If..." directed by Lindsay Anderson wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
- Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
- The Who release rock opera "Tommy"
- Pat Hurst, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998), born in San Leandro, California
- Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
- Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
- Jimmy McHugh, American composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
- Peter Alma, painter and graphic artist, dies at 83