- 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
- Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
US Open Women's Golf, Muskogee CC: Donna Caponi successfully defends her title by 1 from Sandra Haynie and Sandra Spuzich
- Doug Bochtler, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
- Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2004)