- October – Ranger 5 is launched. (TOS: "The Cage")
- A rare baseball card of New York Yankees player Roger Maris is printed this year. (TNG: "The Most Toys")
- The Vic Fontaine holoprogram, Bashir 62, on Deep Space 9 is set in this year. (DS9: "His Way")
- The Big Daddy-O Surf Special luau shirt, an American classic, was introduced. (VOY: "Alter Ego")
- Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American citizen to orbit the Earth. (Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 306))
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