Death of Oliver Reed, British film actor (Oliver!, The Three Musketeers, Castaway, and many other roles)
Death of Justin Fashanu, British footballer .
Death of Caryl Chessman, executed for kidnapping on the basis that dragging a girl out of her car during a rape was kidnap.
Adolf Hitler banned all trade unions in Nazi Germany .
The first modern sighting of the Loch Ness monster was reported in the Inverness Courier.
The Royal Albert Bridge was opened by Prince Albert. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it spanned the River Tamar, providing a rail link between Devon and Cornwall in England
The people of Madrid rebelled against the occupation of the city by French troops, in a bloody uprising that triggered the Peninsular War.