- "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
- Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
- Taiwan (ROC) & US sign the Mutual Defense Treaty, preventing Mainland China (PRC) from taking Taiwan between 1955-1979
- US Senate censures Joeseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute"
Day of the Week: Thursday