About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.
Voyager program: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
Five hundred million people watch the high day of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begin on television.
Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is released in theaters.
Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody.
Star Wars is released in theaters.
Annie opens on Broadway.
The Hanafi Siege: In a thirty-nine-hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings