- 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Covertcoat wins
- The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
- Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)
- Jerome Weidman, American writer (Tenderloin)
- Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)
- Rosemary Lane, Indianola IA, actress (4 Mothers, Harvest Melody)