The USA and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations after a break of more than 100 years
Harold Macmillan succeeded Anthony Eden, who had resigned through ill health, as Conservative Prime Minister.
Comic book character Tintin first appeared in Le XXme Siecle newspaper, Brussels, Belgium
Birth of Paul Henreid, Austrian actor .
First section of the London Underground Railway opens, between Paddington and Farringdon Street
Postal service (penny post) begins in Britain