13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers ultimatum to workers: 'if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated'
- France performs nuclear test in Pacific
- Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
- Roberto Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered at 25
- Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, dies at 73
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No
Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)