- British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with Welshman Dave Thomas, for his 4th Open title
- First ascent of Gasherbrum I (Pakistani–Chinese border), 11th highest peak on earth
- J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname
- Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer of England 8-6, 6-2 to successfully defend her title
- Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel), born in Seattle, Washington
- Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor, born in Birmingham
- William "Bill" Watterson, American cartoonist known for being author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (1985-95), born in Washington, D.C.