- The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
- Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
Gene Hackman, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California
- Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )
- Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
- Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)