- Congress opens hearings looking into payola
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
- Alex Scott, British horse trainer
Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), born in Sarnia, Ontario
- Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980), born in Los Angeles, California
- Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
- John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)