Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 0 days
- 15th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks & Mets tie 1-1
- 83rd Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:27 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:35:15
- Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium
- Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried child"