US Senator John Glenn, age 77, the first American to orbit the earth, returned to space in the space shuttle Discovery.
M25 ring round London completed
Yorkshire Ripper' commits his first murder
The ARPANET (precursor to the internet) was created when a connection was made between computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute
Death of Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, Prime Minister (1917 & 1925).
Death of Albert Calmette, French doctor, bacteriologist and immunologist, developed the first antivenin for snake venom and.
The Wall Street Crash occurred, also known as Black Tuesday, leading to the Great Depression in the USA
Walter Raleigh is executed