- "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
- Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
- Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
- Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
- The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
- The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
- US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent
Day of the Week: Thursday