- 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
- Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.
Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history
- Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
- Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85