- Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
- The Honda Motor Company is founded.
- Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
- Bernadette Hingley, British priest
- Gordon Clapp, North Conway NH, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue)
- Heinz Chur, German composer
Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)
- Warren William, actor (Fear, Wolf Man, Madame X), dies at 53