- 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
- 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12
- 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
- Anastasio Somoza García becomes President of Nicaragua
- Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
- Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
- US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
Day of the Week: Friday