- ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"
Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gives Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; breaks Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen
- Jimmy Workman, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
- Sarah Fisher, American auto racer and team owner (first woman to claim a pole position in a major American open-wheel race, IRL 2002), born in Columbus, Ohio
- Tim Peper, American actor
- Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
- "The Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon (38) weds model Lisa Cooper