- Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is No. 1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)
- John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
- Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
- Micheal Williams, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Dallas, Texas
- Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), dies at 60
- Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), dies from spinal cancer at 56
- Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies of a heart attack at 45