After more than a decade at the club, Alfredo Di Stéfano played his last ever game for Real Madrid CF in the final defeat by FC Internazionale Milano.
• Marcelino Martínez's late winner in the final earns Spain victory on home soil at the UEFA European Championship.
• Tokyo, Japan, hosts the Summer Olympics, the first time they have been held in Asia.
• Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of various charges.
• Malta achieves its independence after intense negotiations with the United Kingdom.