Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh
- The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
- Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Jon Guenther, American author
- Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire