- Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
- British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
- Hannu Virta, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
- Rich Monteleone, pitcher (California Angels), born in Tampa, Florida
- Suzanne Sulley, English rocker (The Human League-Human), born in Sheffield, England
- Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon 1931), dies of liver failure at 54