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- January 31: Jim Londos beats Joe Savoldi in a one-fall match in Chicago. The crowd of 20.000 is one of the largest crowds to watch a wrestling match
- September 20: Jim Londos defeats his longtime nemesis, Ed “Strangler” Lewis, in a famous showdown before over 35,000 fans at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
- December 30: The Government announces its decision to proceed with the establishment of a radio station
- September 16: George Chakiris, Greek-American dancer and actor
- September 18: Andreas Dimitriou, EOKA fighter
- November 12: Michalis Koutsoftas, EOKA fighter
- November 14: Andreas Panagidis, EOKA fighter.
- November 18: Vasilis Vasilikos, novelist, writer, born in Thassos