Death of Bill Owen, British actor (Compo in Last of the Summer Wine)
Three young brothers were killed in a loyalist arson attack in Drumcree, Northern Ireland.
The ban on German troops fighting outside their own country was lifted, allowing Germany to join UN and NATO peace-keeping missions. The ban had been in place since the end of World War II
Czechoslovakian-born British publisher and media proprietor Robert Maxwell bought Mirror Group newspapers
Kiribati declared its independence from Great Britain
US Congress passed the first federal minimum wage law in the United States (later abolished until 1938).
Lambeth Bridge in London opens
Birth of Milton Berle, American comedian .
First recorded motor journey of any length (56 miles) in Britain
Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr, wife #6, who survives him
Henry II did penance for the death of Thomas à Becket, murdered by his knights 3 years previously and already canonised.