- Polish government proclaims price rise
- Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
- USSR performs underground nuclear test
- Ivano Newbill, American NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sedalia, Missouri
Born in 1970
- Mädchen Amick, American actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks), born in Reno, Nevada
- Orlando Brown, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Washington, D.C.
- Regina Hall, American actress (Scary Movie), born in Washington D. C.
- Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), dies at 81
- Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No
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