RPL: "The Nellie Belle" bookmobile, funded by E. Claiborne Robins, begins serving all of Richmond.
Richmond: Eleanor Sheppard, who was the first female city council member in 1954, is elected as RVA's first female mayor.
Gas: $.31 per gallon.
Fiction bestseller: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre.
Top-grossing movie: "Lawrence of Arabia".
#1 song: "Speedy Gonzales" by Pat Boone.
Future famous: Emilio Estevez and Jon Stewart are born.