• Tel Aviv University Prof. Yossi Leshem’s precise map of the one billion birds that fly over Israel each year leads to a reduction in the collision rate between birds and planes by 76 percent, saving almost a billion dollars.

• Dr. Morris Levi performs the first heart transplant Israel, at Beilinson Hospital (now Rabin Medical Center) in Petah Tikva. The recipient, Yitzhak Sulam of Jaffa, was a 42-year-old Bank Leumi employee suffering from terminal heart disease.