Death of Joan Miró, Spanish artist .
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in a bid to halt the civil war, support the Marxist government, and protect Soviet interests
Death of W C Fields, American actor
Hirohito became emperor of Japan
Birth of Anwar el-Sadat, President of Egypt (1970–81), Nobel Prize winner .
Birth of Quentin Crisp, British writer (‘The Naked Civil Servant’) .
Andrew Cruickshank born 1907 (died 1988). Actor best known as Dr Cameron in the 150 television episodes of Dr Finlay's Casebook (1962-71).
Birth of Maurice Utrillo, French artist .
First Eisteddfod, at Cardigan Castle
William crowned King of England at Westminster