"Lost in the Stars" based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances
- The Widgery Report on 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland is published, causing outrage among the people of Derry who call it the "Widgery Whitewash"
- Eli Roth, American film director (Cabin Fever) and actor, born in Newton, Massachusetts
- Jeff Traversy, Canadian CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
- Xu Zheng, Chinese actor and director (Lost on Hong Kong), born in Shanghai, China