1 In January, opposition leader Michael Manley led about 7,000 People National Party supporters in demonstration against Edward Seaga's snap elections, at the inauguration of the new Parliament, resulting in four persons being killed and 160 arrested.
2 In February, Edwin Allen, OJ, the Minister of Education responsible for the New Deal in Education in 1965, died at age 78.
3 In May, the Auditor General's Report referred to irregularities in Government departments.
4 On June 5, Carrole Guntley-Brady was the first woman to be appointed director of tourism in Jamaica.
5 In June, the Christian Caribbean Centre for the Deaf began the development of the Jamaica Deaf Village (JDV) on 100 acres of land in the centre of the island.
6 In July, Jamaica entered the Caribbean Netball Championships and placed 3rd.
7 In August, the centenary of the birth of the national hero Alexander Bustamante was celebrated at several functions.
8 In August, Jamaica competed, for the 10th time, in the Los Angeles Summer Olympics, gaining a total of three medals; one silver medal and two bronze medals.
9 On October 16, the weekly women's tabloid, Flair Magazine, was established.
10 The Jamaica Film Commission was established to promote the island and attract Hollywood to the naturally attractive locations.