Manchester United FC became the first English club to win the European Cup, beating SL Benfica 4-1 after extra time at Wembley.
• Hosts Italy defeat Yugoslavia after a replay to become European champions having progressed via a coin toss in the last eight.
• American Jim Hines runs world record 9.95 to win Olympic men's 100m final in Mexico City.
• Alexander Dubček becomes leader of the Czechoslovakian Communist Party, marking the start of 'Prague Spring'.
• American civil rights leader Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis on 4 April.