- Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
- Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, PhD/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
- Karen Permezel, LPGA golfer
- Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Michel Després, Quebec politician
- Carl Natanael Berg, composer, dies at 78