Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 10 days
- 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
- 650,000 US steel workers go on strike
- Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, South Africa, a soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island