- Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
- The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois
- Ian Ashley, British racing driver
- Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
- Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)