- Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
- Hendrik Verwoerd appointed Prime Minister of South Africa
- KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
- National Defense Education Act was signed
- U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.
Day of the Week: Tuesday