- 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
- 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
- Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
- Christine Baranski, American actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
- Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress, born in Tokyo