- Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
- The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
- Archibald J Gumede, South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)
- Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
- Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast), born in Oklahoma City (d. 1994)
- Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (b. 1845)
- Tor Aulin, Swedish composer, dies at 47