- Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast
- White House "plumbers" first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate Complex in Washington D.C.
- Cheryl Demkowski, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
- Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer
- Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), dies at 77