- Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
- Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
- Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
- US begins bombing North Vietnam
MCA [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
- Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
- Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73