- An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
- Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, dies at 80
- Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908)
- John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
- Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
- Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81