- Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
- Formation of Kerala state in India.
- Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
- Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
- Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
- Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
- Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
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