First serving of the soft drink Dr. Pepper is enjoyed at a drug store in Waco, Texas.
WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting.
WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting.
WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, Maine (NBC) begins broadcasting.
WAIM, which later changed its call letters to WAXA, channel 40 in Anderson, South Carolina (IND) airs its first broadcast.
Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy Magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s first centerfold model.
Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested – and later deported – from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.