- "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
- CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
- First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
- Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.
- Amy Grant, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
John F. Kennedy Jr, American lawyer, magazine publisher (George) and son of JFK, born in NYC, New York
- Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
- Mary Ostergren, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota