Paul Simon was born.
Joe Liggins hits #3 on the R&B chart with the Exclusive single "Tanya."
Little Anthony & the Imperials hit #2 on the R&B chart and #4 on the pop chart with "Tears On My Pillow".
Joe Tex hits #10 with "Skinny Legs and All".
The Pointer Sisters hit #11 with "Yes We Can Can".
Edgar Winter Group hits #14 with "Free Ride".
Nothing From Nothing (Billy Preston) was a hit.
The Commodores hits #4 with "Sail On".
AC/DC's 'Back In Black' is certified platinum.
Take On Me (a-ha) was a hit.
Crosby, Stills and Nash's 'CSN', a four-disc, 78-track box set containing much unreleased material, is released.
To celebrate its second anniversary, MTV Brazil airs the Top 200 Countdown Show.
"Free Your Mind Forum," the third special in MTV's Free Your Mind Campaign, is premiered. MTV discusses the current status of racial, sexual and religious intolerance in America with a live audience.