For archive (Updated on February 19, 2019)
- 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).
The first batch of Chemical Engineering graduates include Saya Dr. Hla Myint (Mack) and Saya Dr. Maung Maung Win.