- Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
- Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
- Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)
- Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
- Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
- Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
Actress Agnes Moorehead (57) divorces actor/film director Robert Gist (40) after 5 years of marriage
- Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor of Legos (b. 1891)