- Tintin in the Congo is re-published in colour format.
- April 29 - Wayne Robson, voice actor of Professor Calculus in The Adventures of Tintin (TV series), is born.
- September 14 - The Seven Crystal Balls begins its publication in the Tintin magazine.
- September 26 - Hergé is allowed to continue writing new publications due to accusations of collaborating with pro axis media in World War II.
- December 19 - Prisoners of the Sun begins its publication in the Tintin magazine.