- 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
- 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
- Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist, born in Gallarate, Province of Varese, Italy
- John Parrish, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Paris Lenon, American football player, born in Lynchburg, Virginia
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York