Michael Romanov was elected czar of Russia, beginning the Romanov imperial line.
The first telephone book was issued (New Haven, Conn.).
Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated.
Steve Fossett became the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo in a balloon.
It was confirmed that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was dead, allegedly murdered by Islamic militants.
Eurozone finance ministers reached an agreement on a second, 130-billion bailout for Greece to help with the country's debt crisis.