The government of Turkey collapsed after losing a no-confidence motion over allegations of corruption.
Death of Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian .
36 musicians gathered in London to record Band Aids Do They Know Its Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia
Death of Anton Dolin, British ballet dancer and choreographer .
British musician John Lennon returned his MBE to protest against British involvement in Biafra, and the Vietnam war
Death of Upton Sinclair, American writer .
Death of Gérard Philipe, popular French actor, star of stage and screen
French Sudan (now Mali) became an autonomous self-governing republic within the French Community.
Death of Bojangles (Bill Robinson), American soft-shoe and tap-dancer and entertainer, star of black musical comedies, vaudeville and films
Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
American Revolutionary War: The last British troops left New York City .
French and Indian War: The British captured Fort Duquesne, Pennsylvania.
Birth of Henrietta Maria de Bourbon, French wife of Charles I of England