The Queen gave her approval for exploratory oil drilling to take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle
Death of Roy Orbison, American singer, guitarist and songwriter .
The first heart and lung transplant to be performed in Britain was carried out at Harefield Hospital, London by renowned surgeon Magdi Yacoub.
US federal judge John M. Woolsey ruled that James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’ was not obscene.
Irish Free State comes into existence
Anglo-Irish treaty is signed
Anglo-Irish Treaty signed in London, leading to the formation of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland
a ship loaded with wartime explosives blew up after a collision, obliterating buildings and structures within two square kilometres of the explosion
Birth of Baby Face Nelson, American bank robber .
The first edition of the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica' published in Edinburgh by William Smellie
Death of Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer .
Birth of George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, Earl of Torrington, English soldier and politician, key figure in the restoration of Charles II.