- 200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil rights in Washington, D.C.
- Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
- Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
- Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
- Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)