- 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
- Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
- Jayne Kennedy, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California
- Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27]