- Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31
- NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"
US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0
- Colin Delaney, American professional wrestler, born in Rochester, New York
- Spectacular Blue Smith, American musician (Pretty Ricky), born in Miami, Florida
- Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
- Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83