16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record - "Killing Me Softly", Stevie Wonder Best Album - "Innervisions"
- 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
- Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries
- Martine Dessureault, 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
- Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
- Barbara Ruick, American actress and singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
- Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)