- "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
- Gould/Comden/Green's "Billion Dollar Baby" premieres in NYC
- Doug Walters, cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert)
- Millie Hughes-Fulford, Wells Tx, astronaut (STS 40)
American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.
George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", dies of congestive heart failure at 60