A U.S. military transport plane collided with a Brazilan airliner near Rio De Janeiro, killing 62 persons, including 19 members of the U.S. Navy Band.
16 members of the Cal State Polytechnic College football team died in an Arctic Pacific plane crash.
The first automated post office was dedicated in Providence, Rhode Island.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev canceled President Eisenhower's visit to the U.S.S.R. after the Soviets shot down a U.S. U2 spy plane. The pilot was exchanged two years later for a Soviet spy jailed in America.
After a series of televised debates, Democrat John F. Kennedy narrowly defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the November presidential election.
200 were arrested in anti-integration riots in New Orleans.
The 7,222nd episode of The Romance Of Helen Trent marked the end of the radio soap's 28-season run.
Broadway was closed down for nearly two weeks due to an actors' strike.
16-year-old Bobby Fischer won the U.S. Chess Championship.