The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for failing to hand over wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden
Death of Stokely Carmichael (aka Kwame Ture), Trinidad-born American civil rights activist.
An independent state of Palestine was proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
Anglo Irish Agreement signed
Death of Baby Fae, the American baby who received a baboons heart to replace her own deformed one. She died 3 weeks after the transplant
Death of John Le Mesurier, British actor (played Sergeant Wilson in ‘Dad’s Army’).
Respected British art historian Sir Anthony Blunt, retired Surveyor of the Queens Pictures, was revealed to have been a Soviet spy the mysterious fourth man in the Cambridge spy ring (Burgess-Philby-Maclean)
American businessman Dave Thomas opened the first Wendys fast food restaurant in Columbus, Ohio
In Washington DC, 250,000 protesters held a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War
The Cunard liner ‘Queen Elizabeth’ was retired from service .
Death of C.T.R. Wilson, Scottish physicist who won the Nobel Prize for developing the Wilson cloud chamber used in the study of radioactivity
Death of Tyrone Power, American actor (‘The Mark of Zorro’ etc) .
Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte were executed at Ambala Jail, India for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
First meeting of the League of Nations (in Geneva)
Birth of William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (1766–68) .
Thomas Wolsley invested as Cardinal