- Jerry Herman's musical revue "Jerry's Girls" opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 139 performances
- UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"
- Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel
- Tara Conner, American model (Miss USA 2006), born in Dallas, Texas
- Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (b. 1916)
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No