- Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
- Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
- The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
- The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame artificial sweetener for tabletop use following years of scrutiny
- US national debt tops $1 trillion
- USSR performs underground nuclear test
Day of the Week: Thursday