Margaret Thatcher won her second term as British Prime Minister with a landslide victory in the General Election.
Tony Blair (British Prime Minister 1997–2007) was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the first time.
Death of Adolf Windaus, German chemist, won the Nobel Prize for his work on vitamin D, sterols, and the structure of cholesterol
The USS George Washington was launched in Connecticut, USA. It was the first submarine to be equipped with ballistic missiles
The Queen opened the newly modernised and extended Gatwick Airport, London.
The Walt Disney character Donald Duck first appeared in the cartoon The Wise Little Hen
Death of Dr. Edmond-Désiré Couty de la Pommerais, executed for murder. His conviction was one of the first using the discipline of forensic science.
First Book of Common Prayer sanctioned by English Parliament
Death of Claudia Octavia, first wife of Emperor Nero, allegedly executed on their 9th wedding anniversary.