50 years ago
• In the Democratic primary election, Reace Thompson defeated Bobby Brown for Monroe County sheriff.
• The Democratic primary was the election as no Republican candidate was entered in the general election.
• The Key West City Commission and the Civil Service Board were fighting over the probationary rules for new employees.
• Warren Y. Russell Jr. completed basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He was a graduate of Key West High School.