Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 15 days
- Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
- East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second consecutive Olympic Games marathon in 12:11:03 in Moscow
- Gerd Wessig of East Germany becomes the first male to set a high jump world record at the Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow)