July 3 The Amazon Co-operation Treaty (ACT) is signed.
July 7 The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
July 11 More than 200 tourists die in an explosion of a tanker-truck at a campsite in Costa Daurada, Spain.
Cerro Maravilla murders: Two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists are killed in a police ambush.
Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, is born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK.
November 2: 8:00 pm The Republic of Ireland's second television channel RT 2 goes on air (renamed Network 2, 1988; RT Network Two, 1995; N2, 1997; and RT Two in 2004).
November 3 Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
November 5 Rioters sack the British Embassy in Tehran.
Indira Gandhi is re-elected to the Indian parliament.
California voters defeat the Briggs Initiative that would have prohibited gay school teachers.
November 18 Jonestown incident: In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murdersuicide that claims 918 lives in all, 909 of them at Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is assassinated by members of Peoples Temple shortly beforehand.
November 19 The first U.S. Take Back the Night march occurs in San Francisco.
November 26 Two British commercial divers, Michael Ward and Tony Prangley, die of hypothermia and drowning in the East Shetland Basin after their diving bell plunges to the seabed at a depth of over 100 metres (330 ft).
November 27 In San Francisco, Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White.
November 30 Publication of The Times is suspended due to labor problems until November 13, 1979.
Antonietta Di Martino, Italian high-jumper
Link Neal, American musician, comedian and internet personality, host of "Good Mythical Morning"
Nikki Cox, American actress
Justin Long, American actor
Simone Maludrottu, Italian boxer
Robin Lord Taylor, American actor
June 5 Nick Kroll, American actor and comedian
Judith Barsi, American child actress (d. 1988)
Carl Bart, English musician
Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
Jesse Ball, American novelist and poet
Bill Hader, American actor (Saturday Night Live)
June 8 Maria Menounos, American actress, journalist, and television presenter
Michaela Conlin, American actress
Shandi Finnessey, American model and actress, Miss USA 2004
Miroslav Klose, German professional footballer
Matthew Bellamy, British multi-instrumentalist and singer (Muse)
Shane West, American actor
Han Hee-won, South Korean golfer
Karl Scully, Irish tenor
June 11 Joshua Jackson, Canadian actor
June 12 Timothy Simons, American actor
Wilfred Bouma, Dutch football player
Anna Torv, Australian actress
June 16 Daniel Brhl, German actor
June 18 Tara Platt American voice actress/actress
Garfield, fictional character from the Garfield comic strip
Ma Maestro, Argentine actress
Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
Zoe Saldana, American actress
Mike Birbiglia, American actor & comedian
Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial arts fighter
Frank Lampard, English footballer
Erica Durance, Canadian actress
Jean-Pascal Lacoste, French singer, actor and TV host
Champ Bailey, American football player
Dan Wheldon, English race car driver (d. 2011)
Tim Driesen, Belgian actor and singer-songwriter
June 23 Gladys Reyes, Filipino actress
Ariel Pink, American indie rock musician
Emppu Vuorinen, Finnish rock musician (Nightwish)
Juan Romn Riquelme, Argentine football player
Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese football player
Aftab Shivdasani, Indian actor
Marcus Stroud, American football player
Aramis Ramrez, Dominican baseball player
June 27 Anna Kumble, English pop singer and TV presenter
June 28 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
June 29 Nicole Scherzinger, American pop singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Ben Cousins, Australian rules footballer
Pat Dennis, American football player