Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
A single market within the European Community is introduced.
George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abd al-Karim Qasim is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.