- BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
- Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper & Money hit grand slams)
- Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.
- Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland
- US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games
Day of the Week: Saturday