- Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
- Cathy Morse, LPGA golfer
- Julie Hagerty, actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Polly Draper, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects), born in Gary, Indiana
- Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)