- "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair premieres in New York (Best Picture 1956)
- Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted
The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
- Kevin Brady, American politician
- Michele Scarabelli, actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf, Alienation, Dallas)
- Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, born in Sussex (d. 2016)