"Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released
- Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
- Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
- Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
- SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
- John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)