- '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
- Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter
- Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
- John Parrish, American baseball player
- Paris Lenon, American football player
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York