- The Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
- W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands" premieres in NYC
- Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
- Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)
- Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)