Death of Buster Merryfield, British television actor (played Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses)
Lorena Bobbitt of Virginia, USA cut off her husband John’s penis with a kitchen knife after he sexually assaulted her. She then drove off and threw it away. It was found and successfully reattached..
Air India flight blown up in mid-air off the coast of Ireland, 329 people killed
Death of Sanjay Gandhi
German-born nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs was released from a British prison after serving 9 years for passing UK and US atomic secrets to the Russians. (Note: he returned to his career in nuclear research in Germany)
The Dutch Reformed Church accepted women ministers for the first time .
The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established in the USA .
The US Justice Department offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest of Public Enemy Number One John Dillinger
International Olympic Committee founded at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Christopher Latham Sholes was granted US patent 79,265 for his invention which he called a Type-Writer.
Seven Years War: Battle of Krefeld – British forces defeated the French at Krefeld in Germany.
British troops led by Robert Clive (Clive of India) captured Plassey, in Bengal; Clive was made Governor of Bengal