- Krillin begins his training at the Orin Temple.
- A parasitic organism with mind-controlling abilities, and the racial memory of the Tuffle stored in it, arrives on planet M-2. Dr. Myuu finds the parasite, and is taken over by it. He uses the knowledge of advanced technology gained from the memories to begin plans of domination over his world.
- The 19th World Martial Arts Tournament is held on May 7.
- Oolong is born.
- Puar is born.
- Suno is born.