FC Bayern München finished tenth in the Bundesliga but became only the fifth team to retain the European Cup, beating Leeds United AFC in the showpiece.
• FC Dynamo Kyiv's Oleh Blokhin wins the Ballon d'Or, finishing ahead of Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff.
• Muhammad Ali beats Joe Frazier in the 'Thrilla in Manila' in the Philippines to retain the Heavyweight Championship of the World.
• The Vietnam War ends as the capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, falls to the north and the country surrenders.
• Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft, which has become one of the world's most valuable companies.