Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan calls for an honourable peace in Vietnam.
The first ever episode of Dad's Army is aired on BBC TV.
The Archbishop of Canterbury disagrees with the Pope's recent ruling on contraception.
The BBC screens the futuristic drama The Year of the Sex Olympics.
Eldridge Cleaver, civil rights activist and US presidential candidate, makes a speech.
Preliminary peace talks between Nigeria and breakaway Biafra end inconclusively.
Mick Jagger celebrates his 25th birthday with a preview of the new Rolling Stones album.
A man is found crucified on Hampstead Heath. Strangely, there is no bleeding.
Widespread rioting erupts in Cleveland, Ohio, after two unarmed police officers are shot.
An El Al flight en route to Tel Aviv is hijacked by three Palestinian militants.
An inquiry by Sir John Newsome into the education system publishes its recommendations.
A protest against the Vietnam war erupts into violence in London's Grosvenor Square.
Jane Asher announces that she has split from Paul McCartney.
Vietnam peace talks take place in Honolulu.
Labour narrowly defeat Plaid Cymru's Phil Williams in the Caerphilly by-election.
President Abdel-Rahman Aref of Iraq is overthrown in Saddam Hussein's coup.
Americans reinvent football.
Sir Hugh Greene announces his retirement as the BBC's Director General.
Bastille Day sees protestors returning to the streets of Paris.
Seatbelt laws come into effect, leaving 100,000 car owners driving illegally.
Southampton busmen protest against pay freezes with a go-slow campaign.
Singer Frankie Vaughan becomes an unlikely mediator between violent Glasgow youth gangs.
Guitarist Eric Clapton announces the break-up of Cream because of a loss of direction.
Australian police continue to lay siege to Sydney gunman Wally Mellish.
The Bank of England announces a large international loan to stave off financial problems.
Anti-racism marchers clash with Enoch Powell supporters in Whitehall.
As 150,000 face starvation, ten tons of relief supplies are airlifted into Biafra.
With John Tusa. Rod Laver beats Tony Roche to win Wimbledon in straight sets.
The round-the-world yachtsman Alec Rose returns from his 354-day journey.
Mixed marriages come under the spotlight.