The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
Elvis Presley visited Russ Tamblyn, the star of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and a friend of Nick Adams.
Whitney Houston charted solo for the first time on the pop charts with “You Give Good Love,” reaching #3 and becoming her first of eight R&B #1s. Whitney is the daughter of Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick.
The first Broadway revival of the musical “Grease,” starring Ricky Paull Goldin, Sam Harris, Marcia Lewis, and Rosie O’Donnell, opened at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre for 1,505 performances.