- May 9 — The remains of Saint Nicholas are brought to Bari, Italy.
- May 9 — Pope Victor III formally accepts elevation as the 158th pope.
- September 9: William II Rufus becomes King of England.
- Mahdia campaign: The navies of Genoa and Pisa obtain trading privileges after defeating the Zind Emirate.
- A fire in London destroys St Paul's Cathedral.
- September 13: John II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor