January 19 – Snow falls Miami, Florida for the only time in its history.
February 11 – A 44lb-9oz lobster is caught off Nova Scotia.
March 10 – The rings of Uranus are discovered.
April 21 – Residents of Dover, Massachusetts report seeing the Dover Demon.
May 25 – Star Wars opens in theaters.
June 5 – The Portland Trail Blazers win the NBA finals in game 6. Score is Portland 109, Philadelphia 107.
June 26 – Elvis Presley performs his last concert.
August 16 – Elvis Presley dies at Graceland.
October 14 – The Atari 2600 game system is released.
December 1 – The Nickelodeon Television Channel launches as the Pinwheel network.
WB Wells begins construction on its new building, located on NE Fremont Street.
Brad, the current President of WB Wells, graduates from Oregon State University.