- 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington, D.C.
A new version of "La fille mal gardée" choreographed by Frederick Ashton debuts by the Royal Ballet with Nadia Nerina debuts at Covent Garden, London
- NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
- John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
- Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
- Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
- Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69