- An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales
- Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)
- Rita Rossi Colwell, oceanographer
- Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)
- Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)