- Congo, Chad and Central African Republic declare independence
- Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
- Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
- USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
- XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
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