- Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
First synthesis of an oral contraceptive (norethindrone) by Carl Djerassi at Mexican drug company Syntex
- Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesizes the first oral contraceptive
- Frank Dimino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
- Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan (2016-present), born in Amman, Jordan
- Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England