- United States test the first Hydrogen bomb.
- The first issue of MAD Magazine.
- "Singin' in the Rain" a comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds is released.
- Famous Births ... David Byrne, Mr. T, Dan Aykroyd.
- Deaths ... Eva Peron, Fletcher Henderson.
- The Summer Olympics takes place in Helsinki, Finland, Winter Olympics takes place in Oslo, Norway.
- A pound of hamburger meat cost 53 cents.
- California has it's second largest earthquake rocking 100,000 sq miles
- Britain announces it has Atomic Bomb.
- First Roll On Deodorant introduced under the brand name Ban-Roll-On.
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