• Film critic Andrew Sarris begins writing for the Voice.
  • The city of New York buys the site of Carnegie Hall for $5 million and leases it to a nonprofit corporation. The hall, named after the famous philanthropist who funded its construction, Andrew Carnegie, is later designated as a National Historic Landmark.
  • Hurricane Donna creates an 11-foot storm tide in the New York Harbor that causes extensive pier damage.
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