- 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
- Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
- The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
- A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
- Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player, born in Santa Fe, Argentina
- Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
- Nahum Goldmann, pres Zionist World Organization, dies at 87