- Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
- Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
- Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
- Hugh Kawharu, New Zealander Ngāti Whātua Māori chief (b. 1927)
- Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
- Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)