- World's first disposable nappies, "Paddipads" by Robinson's in Britain.
- De Havilland Comet is the first jet airliner.
- The capital of Israel moves from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
- Birth of the People's Republic of China.
- NATO founded.
- Republic of Ireland founded - Britain recognizes the independence of Ireland.
- The year that the first Emmy is awarded.
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