Greek-American soprano Maria Callas makes her Metropolitan Opera debut, in the title role of Bellini's "Norma"
- International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco
- Suez Crisis erupts into war as Israel invades the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, to be followed by a planned airborne assault by France and Britain
- Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes
- #1 Song: A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine