Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 3 days
- Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever
- Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
- Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.