- Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government
- German-Neth press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe
Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, to “teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility”.
- Nicholas Lloyd, editor (Daily Express)
- Richard Hutton, cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971)