- 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss & Norma Shearer win
- Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
- Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York
Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)