- 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
Chicago black teenager Emmett Till is kidnapped, beaten and shot dead by white men in Money, Mississippi. His killers are eventually acquitted, but the case helps ignite the US civil rights movement.
- Bob Gordon, American cool jazz baritone saxophonist, dies in a car accident at 27
Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No