- "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
- 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, British Columbia
Church deacon Jimmie Lee Jackson is beaten and shot during a peaceful march in Marion, Alabama. His death 8 days later inspires the Selma to Montgomery marches.
- Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
- The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom