3m Tartan Turf was installed in Vancouver's Empire Stadium. First sod was turned for Hall of Fame building in Hamilton. First All-Star Game since 1958.
Grey Cup Game was played on artificial turf for first time in Vancouver. Calgary defeated Toronto 14-11.
Canadian Football Hall of Fame opened in Hamilton. Grey Cup was played on Astroturf in Hamilton's Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Both Conferences adopted standard playoff procedure.
Eastern Conference adopted 16-game schedule. ORFU ceased to exist.
For the first time a Grey Cup final on the Prairies in Calgary. Blocking above waist was permitted on punt-returns; two-point convert was introduced.
The Canadian Football League attracted more than two million fans for the first time as 2,029,586 people attended its games.
Grey Cup Game was played before record crowd (68,318) which paid record receipts ($1,401,930) at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Montreal Alouettes set CFL attendance record of 476,201.
Edmonton Eskimos set single season attendance record of 340,239 for Western Conference.