- Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia
Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
- The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
- WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Dean Erickson, American actor
- Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67