First commercial crop of macadamia nuts harvested.
Total tourists visiting Hawai'i for the year tops 150,000 for the first time. Ten years earlier the total was 15,000.
Hilo Hotel demolished.
Pali Golf Course opens its first nine holes.
Armed Forces spend a record $350,000,000+ in the Islands in one year.
Construction industry outdoes 1955 records by $36 million; more than $122 million in building contracts are awarded during the year, not including a $22 million military housing project.
$429,600,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $287,000,000.