- "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
- A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
- Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
- Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
- Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies