- Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
- Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Heiberger, Alabama (d. 2006)
- John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
- Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (d. 1988)
- Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) divorces Beatrice O'Brien after 22 years of marriage