- A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York
- Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
- Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
- Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)