- 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lee Petty wins
- India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
- KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
- The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
- Ruben Guerrero, Mexican relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage