- "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
- 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"
- People's Republic of China joins IOC
- Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)
- David Petruschin, American drag queen (Raven) and make-up artist, born in Victorville, California
- Jeremy Guthrie, American baseball player