A Northern Ireland Executive formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley (DUP) and Martin McGuinness (Sinn Fein)
Death of Dirk Bogarde, British film actor (Doctor in the House, and many other roles)
Death of Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer .
Thames Barrier Opens
Death of Lila Bell Wallace, American magazine publisher, co-founded Readers Digest with her husband
Los Angeles Olympics
British gangsters the Kray twins, Reginald and Ronnie, and their brother Charlie were arrested by police in dawn raids in London.
US Secretary of State John F. Dulles announced in the Berlin House of Representatives that an attack on Berlin would be regarded as an attack.
Mahatma Gandhi began a 21-day fast for self-purification .
Treaty of Brétigny marked the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War (1337–1453) – ratified on Oct 24 at Calais – by this treaty Edward III and John II (still in captivity, though with many privileges) make peace, but it only lasted for 9 years