Death of Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering restriction enzymes that break DNA strands into fragments, making it possible to study their genetic information
South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that the Separate Amenities Act was to be scrapped. The countrys beaches were immediately opened to all races, with other facilities to follow
Benazir Bhutto was elected prime minister of Pakistan, becoming the first female leader of a Muslim state.
Death of Arthur Askey, British comedian and actor .
A US Government report confirmed that thousands of ground troops in Vietnam had been exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange
The musical The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway, New York
The USA and USSR established formal diplomatic relations .
Obscenity charges were brought against Radclyffe Hall’s novel ‘The Well of Loneliness’, in London.
Relief of Lucknow
Original Westminster Bridge opened (replaced in 1862 due to subsidence)
Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the throne, executed