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Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people.
People’s Republic of Bulgaria replaced by a new republican government.
Palestinian National Council proclaims an independent State of Palestine.
Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.
Baby Fae dies 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.
A Syrian peace force takes control of Beirut, Lebanon.
A quarter of a million anti-Vietnam War demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang Valley.
Argentina voids all foreign oil contracts.
Cuba threatens to down U.S. planes on reconnaissance flights over its territory.
The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev asserts Soviet superiority in missiles, challenging the United States to a rocket-range shooting match.
Newark Airport in New Jersey reopens after closing earlier in the year because of an increase in accidents.
The 17th Paris Air Show opens at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees. It is the first show of this kind since World War II.
Daniel Barenboim, Israeli pianist and conductor.