Sir Robert Menzies
- Appointed Companion of Honour.
- Birth of first grandchild, Alec Menzies.
- Prime Minister Menzies is returned at the election following a double dissolution when the Senate refused to pass the Bank Bill. Mr Menzies waged his election campaign accusing the ALP of links with communism.
- The first one-day festival cricket match for the West Indian team against the Prime Minister's Eleven, is held in Canberra:
"... I proposed to have a few players who had retired from Test cricket, several who were still playing, a couple of members of Parliament, and three local players ..."
Sir Robert Menzies The Measure of the Years, 1970 p 269.