Jimi Hendrix (16), rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig in the Temple De Hirsch synagogue basement, Seattle. He is fired from the band after the 1st set due to "wild" playing
The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
- Bill Gullickson, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
- Scott Brayton, American auto racer (4 x top 10 finishes Indianapolis 500; 2 x pole), born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1996)
- Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), dies at 93
- Ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38