- B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Coasters; Eddie Cochran; Bo Diddley; Aretha Franklin; Marvin Gaye; Bill Haley; B.B. King; Clyde McPhatter; Ricky Nelson; Roy Orbison; Carl Perkins; Smokey Robinson; Joe Turner; Muddy Waters; Jackie Wilson; Louis Jordan; T-Bone Walker; Hank Williams; Leonard Chess; Ahmet Ertegun; Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; and Jerry Wexler
- Joe Ledley, Welsh footballer
- Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)
- Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No