- 12th Tony Awards: "Sunrise at Campobello" (play) and "The Music Man" (musical) win
- Van Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.
- Randy Piper, American heavy metal rocker (Wasp - "Wildchild"), born in San Antonio, Texas
Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: Magic Moments - Perry Como