- Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. Deadliest Hong Kong traffic accident .
- Bishnu Maden, Nepalese politician
- Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
- Winston Graham, English writer (b. 1908)