- A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consecutive innings pitched without a walk
- James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
- KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
- KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
- NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1