- Andreas Baader and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
- Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets
- The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
- Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (d. 2006)
- Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor & director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76