All of Jock Stein's winning Celtic FC team were born within 50km of their Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.
• Flórián Albert becomes the only Hungarian to win the Ballon d'Or, finishing ahead of Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Johnstone.
• The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first NFL Super Bowl, held in Los Angeles.
• The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which becomes their biggest-selling album.
• King Constantine II of Greece flees the country following a successful coup earlier that year, not returning until 2004.