Fall John Mystikos, chief minister (paradynasteuon), is deposed and send to exile in a monastery. He is replaced by the chamberlain (protovestiarios) Theophanes who becomes the closest adviser of Emperor Romanos I. At this time the Byzantine Empire has been embroiled in a protracted and disastrous war with Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria.
Summer King Fruela II dies after a reign of only 14 months. He is succeeded by his son Alfonso Frilaz who ascends the throne. With support of King Jimeno II of Pamplona (later Navarra), Sancho Ordez, Alfonso, and Ramiro (sons of the late King Ordoo II) revolt and drive their cousin Alfonso to the eastern marches of Asturias, and divide the kingdom among themselves. Alfonso IV (the Monk) receives the crown of Len, and Sancho I is acclaim king of Galicia.
Alberic I, duke of Spoleto, attempts to seize Rome on his own account. Pope John X organizes an uprising and expels him. Alberic flees to Orte, where he sends out messengers calling on the Magyars for assistance. But a mob in Orte, informed by papal agents, rises up and murders Alberic (approximate date).
King Rudolph II of Burgundy (who also rules Italy) and his father-in-law, Burchard II of Swabia, lead a Burgundian expeditionary force over the Great St. Bernard Pass to confront Hugh of Provence. They head to the city of Ivrea where Rudolph's forces begin a civil war against Lombard partisans.
Tomislav, duke of the Croatian duchies of Pannonia and Dalmatia, is crowned as king of Croatia. He forges an alliance with the Byzantines during the struggle with the Bulgarian Empire (approximate date).
A Fatimid expeditionary force led by Jafar ibn Obeid lands in Abruzzo (Southern Italy). They overrun Apulia all the way to the city of Otranto. After defeating the Byzantine garrisons, the Arabs lay siege to the castle of Oria (which shortly after is destroyed). The defenders are massacred and the remainder (mostly woman and children) is taken as slaves back to North Africa.
Winter Former Shu, one of the Ten Kingdoms in China, is invaded by Later Tang forces of Emperor Zhuang Zong, who incorporate the kingdom into his domains.
A visiting Uyghur delegation spurs the development of Khitan small script, based on alphabetic principles (approximate date).
Basil Lekapenos, Byzantine chief minister (d. 985)
Bruno I, archbishop and duke of Lotharingia (d. 965)
Conrad I, king of Burgundy (approximate date)
Fujiwara no Kanemichi, Japanese statesman (d. 977)
Gerberga, Frankish noblewoman (approximate date)
Gwangjong (Wang So), king of Goryeo (d. 975)
Judith, duchess regent of Bavaria (d. 985)
Li Fang, Chinese scholar and official (d. 996)
Pan Mei, general of the Song Dynasty (d. 991)
Qian Hongzun, heir apparent of Wuyue (d. 940)
Widukind of Corvey, Saxon chronicler (approximate date)