Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 28 days
- "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
- Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
- Test Cricket debut of Pakistani cricketers Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs Australia. Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut.
- Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day) with Kenneth Kaunda becoming President