Last Routemaster bus runs on regular service in London (see 1954)
The United Nations allowed Iraq to resume oil exports under the oil-for-food programme
Construction of Washington DCs Metrorail system began
1st episode of Coronation St screened
The anti-Communist John Birch Society was formed in Indianapolis, USA .
Birth of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American film and television actor, and WWII naval officer who was an expert in military deception. (His films include Catherine the Great, The Prisoner of Zenda, Gunga Din)
Ernest Marples born 1907 (died 1978). Conservative politician. As Minister of Transport (1959-64) brought in yellow lines and parking meters, and commissioned Dr Beeching's baleful report on the railways.
Death of Robert Baldwin, Canadian politician who established the first Canadian Goverment.
The first executions took place at Newgate Prison, London .
Birth of John Milton, English poet (‘Paradise Lost’ etc) .