South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country’s racist policies.
“We begin bombing in five minutes”: United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
The 2001 Angola train attack occurred, causing 252 deaths.
Caesar’s Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus: Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles’ album Abbey Road.
The first Australian rules football match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.
A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the Saudi city of Abha.
A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.
NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft is launched.
Twenty-three people are killed and 23 injured in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.