Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 6 months and 10 days
- 1st non-stop trans-North American balloon flight departs Fort Baker, California. Maxie Anderson and son Kristian pilot the Kitty Hawk for five days.
- Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game
- World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated