- 110th member of UN admitted (Uganda)
- 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
- Darlene Vogel, American actress (Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
- Nick Hancock, British television presenter (They Think It's All Over), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No