The German news magazine, Stern, announces discovery of Hitler's diaries. The documents were later exposed as forgeries, triggering one of the most spectacular media scandals in history. Experts believe that Hitler never kept a diary.
Bell labs announces the 1st solar battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.
The double helix structure of DNA described for the first time. Francis Crick and James D. Watson published their groundbreaking findings about the molecule containing genetic information was in Nature that day.