- Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
- WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM
Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes
- #1 Song: Upside Down - Diana Ross
- #1 Song: Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police