- 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
- Construction begins on Disneyland. . .
- Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
- J. Michael Straczynski, American author
Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)
- Dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85