- "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.
Day of the Week: Friday