- "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
- "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
- Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
- Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
- WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
Day of the Week: Monday