Everly Brothers' single "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.
- Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Michel Després, Quebec politician
- [Carl] Natanael Berg, Swedish composer, dies at 78
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No