Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo, a poet, was born in Ojoto, Eastern Nigeria. He died fighting for Biagra in the Nigerian civil war.
Towns throughout Ondo State erupted into violence. The ostensible cause was popular reaction against the result of the gubernatorial elections which favored the National Party of Nigeria (NPN)
President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (President and 13th Head of State 2007-2010) was born.