Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
- Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
- Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
- Jana Kandarr, tennis star
- Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
- Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
- Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, dies at 44