- 23rd Orange Bowl: #20 Colorado beats #19 Clemson, 27-21
- 23rd Sugar Bowl: #11 Baylor beats #2 Tennessee, 13-7
- 43rd Rose Bowl: #3 Iowa beats #10 Oregon State, 35-19
- An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.
- Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
- France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
- George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)
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