- Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
- Super Bowl VIII, Rice Stadium, Houston, TX: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7; MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
- Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
- Sergei Brylin, NHL center (NJ Devils), born in Moscow, Russia
- Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
- Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet, dies at 69