"Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.
- 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17
- Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
- Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
- Dar Williams, American musician and songwriter
- Steven H Silver, American science fiction editor