- 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
- Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
Film that started Spaghetti Western genre "A Fistful of Dollars" premieres, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role
- Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"
- Dieter Hecking, German football player and manager, born in Castrop-Rauxel, West Germany