"Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
- The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"
- Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
- Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
- Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
- Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
- Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
- Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois