- The FA Cup Final between Arsenal ans Sheffield Wednesday is played at Wembley Stadium. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, resulting in a replay on 20 May. 
- The 49th Eurovision Song Contest is held at Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. Out of the 25 competing finalists, the host nation ireland won for the second successive year with the song In Your Eyes sung by Niamh Cavanagh (b.13 February 1968). the UK came second with Better The Devil You Know sung by Sonia, and France came in 3rd.
- A pre-qualifying round was introduced for the first time (a forerunner of the current semi-finals) for countries that had either never participated in the contest, or in the case of former republics of Yugoslavia, had not previously competed as nations in their own right. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia made it through this round.
scans: Russty Russ
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