Liverpool FC's 1-0 victory in the final against Club Brugge KV came just two years after they beat the same opposition in the UEFA Cup showpiece.
• Mario Kempes scores twice as Argentina beat the Netherlands to win the FIFA World Cup for the first time.
• The Cambridge boat sinks during the annual English University Boat Race on the River Thames.
• Pope John Paul I is inaugurated on 26 August but dies just 33 days later due to a suspected heart attack.
• The Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel are signed at the White House.