- 1st FORTRAN computer program run
- 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
- KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Los Stravinsky's "In Memoriam Dylan Thomas," premieres in Angeles
- New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
- Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy
Day of the Week: Monday