For archive (Updated on February 19, 2019)

Space Race

  • The Space Race started in earnest.
  • USSR had the lead.
  • Yuri Gagarin became the first cosmonaut.


The Senior Novices was won by

  • Byron Law Yone (B)
  • Chit Swe (2)
  • Yin Maung (3)
  • Than Soe (S)
  • Hla Moe (Cox, GBNF)
  • Dr. Byron Law Yone later represented the Faculty of Medicine. The Nation newspaper published by U Law Yone covered the Regattas especially when Byron was competing.
  • The remaining four studied Engineering. They also represented the Faculty of Engineering.
  • U Than Soe (M63), elder brother of Dr. Koung Nyunt (A67), is RUBC Gold.
  • U Hla Moe perished at sea. He was taking the trip in the schooner owned by his father U Maung Lwin (Tavoy).

Chemical Engineering

The first batch of Chemical Engineering graduates include Saya Dr. Hla Myint (Mack) and Saya Dr. Maung Maung Win.

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