- US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
- Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.
- Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
- Andrew Stockdale, Australian rock musician (Wolfmother), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
- Erica Hill, American news anchor
- Samuel Mutendi, founder of the Zimbabwean Zion Christian Church, dies
- Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies