- Jimmy Reed: 'Too Much'
- Bern Elliott & The Fenmen: 'Money'
- Beatles: 'I Saw Her Standing There'
- Lonnie Mack: 'Memphis'
- President John F. Kennedy shot and killed in Dallas, Texas
- Country star Patsy Cline killed in plane crash
- User:So.it.goes.2512 born in Singapore
- Beatles release their first and second LPs
- Yugoslavia proclaimed a socialist republic under General Tito
- Alec Douglas-Home succeeds Harold MacMillan as British Prime Minister
- First episode of BBC's science-fiction series Dr. Who
- First push-button telephone
- At the time, Peel was working at the Repubic Life National Insurance Company in Dallas. After Kennedy's assassination, he pretended to be a reporter for the lIverpool Echo and was present when Lee Harvey Oswald was introduced to the press.