October 4 - Little Joe 6 launch from Wallops Island Virginia
July 25: SRN4 first crossing of the English Channel.
November 1 – The M1 motorway in the United Kingdom opened between Watford, Hertfordshire and Rugby in Warwickshire.
February 15 – Ali Campbell, Lead singer, songwriter of the British reggae band UB40. He was born in Birmingham, England.
June 1 – Matin Brundel, British former racing driver, best known as a Formula One driver and and TV commentator. He was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, United kingdom.
July 10 – Carlo Ancelotti, Italian former professional footballer and coach/manager who was born in Reggiolo, Italy
August 10 – Rosanna Arquette, American actress, film director, and film producer who was born in New York
August 27 – Gerhard Berger, Austrian former Formula One racing driver who competed in Formula One for 14 seasons. He was born in Wörgl, Austria
October 7 – Simon Cowell, English television music and talent show judge, A&R man, producer and entrepreneur. He was born in Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
October 15 – Sarah, Duchess of York, member of the British royal family, born at London Welbeck Hospital.
November 5 – Byan Adams, born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
December 4 – Paul McGrath, Born in Greenford, England. Former Irish professional footballer who played for Manchester United, Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland.
October 14 – Errol Flynn, Australian-born American actor. He was aged 50 when he died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada