The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
A Zulu-class submarine becomes the first to launch a ballistic missile.
Air Vietnam Flight 706 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court.
South Africa grants independence to the “homeland” of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody.
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
Isaac Peral’s submarine is first tested.