- Hizbu'allah (Arm forces for Allah) forms
- US troops land on Mindoro
- Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)
Country music star Hank Williams (21) weds Audrey Sheppard. It was her second marriage and his first.
Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), dies in a suspected plane crash at 40