Abbey Road, the last recorded album by the Beatles, is released.
About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is won by the Yorkists
A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
The United Kingdom’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.
The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.
The Battle of Chawinda is fought between Pakistan and India