Donkey Kong, a video game created by Nintendo, is released. The game marks the debut of Nintendo’s future mascot, Mario.
Pierre E. Trudeau’s Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election.
Andy Warhol’s first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles.
Dick Clark’s 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand.
Bill Haley & Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” tops the billboards chart, one of the best-selling singles ever.