- "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
- Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
- Adonal Foyle, Vincentian-American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
- Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Wijchen, Netherlands
- Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, dies at 86
- Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
- Shirley Ross [Bernice Maude Gaunt], American actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm, Waikiki Wedding), dies of cancer at 62