- 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
- 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
- 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
- Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
- Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
- United States Navy SEALs established.
- Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
Day of the Week: Monday