Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected
- The Beatles record "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
- Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
- Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
- Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 64