- 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington, D.C.
Red Wings' rookie goalie Terry Sawchuk records his first of 115 career NHL shutouts, as Detroit beats the New York Rangers, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden
- David Lynn Jones, American country singer (Bonnie Jean), born in Bexar, Arkansas
- Marius Trésor, French footballer, born in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
- Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)
- Henry "Hap" Arnold, American commanding general, US Army Air Force (WWII), dies at 63