Pete Waterman was born. He is best known for being a member of the songwriting and production team Stock Aitken and Waterman. They wrote and produced the songs for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Dead or Alive, Jason Donovan, Bananarama, Mel & Kim and many others.
Swiss artist and musician Boris Blank was born. He is best known as a member of the musical duo Yello.
Australian rock band Men at Work started a three-week run at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States with "Down Under", the second single from their debut album, "Business as Usual".
Phil Collins went to number one in the UK for two weeks with his cover of "You Can't Hurry Love". The song was originally recorded by The Supremes (1966).