- OPEC raises oil prices by 18% and agrees on a 14.5% petrolium price increase for 1979, to be implemented quarterly
- Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda
- The Workers' Party of Jamaica is founded by Trevor Munroe.
- Alex Cintrón, Puerto Rican baseball player
- Chase Utley, American baseball player
- Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer (Three Days Grace)
- Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor
- Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)