"From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
- Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
- France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
- Netherland population hits 12,000,000
- Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
- Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
- Mike Donnelly, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
- Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (b. 1893)